Lithium battery certification for Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is the world’s second airline to be Iata Ceiv lithium battery certified, and Qatar Aviation Services is the first ground handling company to be certified globally.
The certification aims to improve safety in handling and transportation of lithium batteries throughout the supply chain. The company has replaced the majority of its ULD fleet with Safran’s fire resistant containers.
Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker: “Passenger and cargo safety is our utmost concern at all times, and we have continuously advocated for proper regulation in the transport of lithium batteries. We are happy to be the second airline to be certified. As an industry, we must focus on active risk prevention and that is achieved through strict regulation, training, and compliance.” (cj)