Pilots call for ban as Boeing warns airlines of carrying lithium-ion batteries as cargo
Freighter operators could see increased numbers of shipments of lithium-ion batteries after Boeing issued a warning to passenger airlines over the risks.
The planemaker has urged passenger airlines not to carry lithium-ion batteries as cargo until “safer methods of packaging and transport are established and implemented”, the company told Associated Press.
Several airlines have already banned bulk battery shipments from the bellyhold, including Cathay Pacific, United, IAG Cargo and Qantas.
Source: The Loadstar