Qatar Airways officially IATA CEIV Lithium Battery Certified

Lithium batteries are in widespread use in a range of consumer products from smartphones to electric scooters, while the risks associated with their use and transport between consumers are not well known.

Lithium batteries are in widespread use in a range of consumer products from smartphones to electric scooters, while the risks associated with their use and transport between consumers are not well known.

Qatar Airways has become the second airline in the world 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 the handling and transport of lithium batteries throughout the supply chain. Both Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Services played a key role in the design and implementation of IATA’s recent CEIV Lithium Battery program and continue to be actively involved in its fine-tuning and adaptation.

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The Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. We are happy to be the second airline to be certified and we encourage all air industry players to be certified. As an industry we need to focus on active risk prevention and this is achieved through strict regulation, training and compliance.

Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo added: “Lithium batteries play a huge part in our daily lives, from the toys we buy for our children, to the laptops we use every day, and the cars we drive, to name but a few examples. However, they also pose a major daily risk to air travel and transport: one that Qatar Airways has always highlighted and worked to prevent as best as possible. We are glad to see that this is now starting with air cargo industry companies undergoing voluntary CEIV lithium battery certification.

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“Our plan now is to work with our global partners, ground handlers, shippers and freighters to ensure a solid and shared understanding of the risks of moving lithium batteries, and drive positive change in the industry,” he continues. .

Halleux called for faster regulation and compliance adoption regarding lithium batteries in his keynote speech at the World Cargo Symposium in Dublin in October 2021. Soon after, Qatar Airways Cargo completed the complete rollover of its 10,000+ ULD fleet and Safran Cabin’s newly developed Fire- Resistant announced container (FRC), designed to withstand a lithium-based fire for up to 6 hours. To date, it has already replaced 9,000 of its ULDs, surpassing the 70% target it set for 2022, and will continue the replacement process in 2023.

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Lithium batteries are in widespread use in a range of consumer products from smartphones to electric scooters, while the risks associated with their use and transport between consumers are not well known. As a global network carrier and integrated group of aviation businesses, the issues relate to both Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Cargo primarily, so raising awareness about the handling of lithium batteries helps improve safety in the air transport industry.

The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification program will ensure that the elements of the supply chain involved in the shipment of these batteries meet their regulatory requirements. The CEIV lithium battery family is the latest CEIV certification from IATA. It is in line with similar certifications for the handling of medicines, perishables and live animals.

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