• Director General of Civil Aviation Ensure Dangerous Goods Supervision Conducts Rules

    Aviation security personnel shall exercise supervision over Permitted Dangerous Goods in the aircraft cabin in accordance with international and national aviation security regulations. All dangerous items that are not allowed to enter the aircraft cabin should be rejected from the start of the passenger and baggage checks at the airport.

    For that reason aviation security personnel must understand the relevant rules in dangerous good in the cabin and must implement it in the field with a careful and firm but sympathetic attitude.

    On the other hand, passengers and the public using airport services must also comply with the rules implemented by the avsec personnel. For that airport managers must provide true and clear information to the passengers and the community so there is no miscommunication in the field.

    “The security and safety of the flights are interconnected because security on land greatly affects flight safety. Therefore, the security of flight must also be tightened from both passenger and cargo side from the airport. Avsec must understand the rules and apply them in the field well, decisively and carefully but also must remain sympathetic, “said Director General of Air Transportation Ministry of Transport Agus Santoso.

    As an aviation regulator, Agus said he would not hesitate to revoke the avsec license and airport management permit if it did not implement the flight security regulations. On the other hand, it will also reward the avsec officers who are successful in carrying out tasks related to aviation security.

    The rules concerning aviation security and dangerous international good include Annex 17 doc 8973 and Annex 18 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods

    Regulations (DGR) of the International Civil Aviation Association (IATA). The rules are derived in the Regulation of the Minister of Transportation no. PM 80 of 2017 on the National Civil Aviation Security Program (PKPN).

    “The contents in the regulation are related to the lighter and the self-contained charger (powerbank) carried in the plane. There are matches and powerbanks that can be taken and some are not. So all regulations must be understood by the officers and the public, “continued Agus.

    Agus pointed out, according to Appendix II C PM 80 of 2017, one small match or one of the gas lighters attached to each person (eg in a clothes pocket) that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, is allowed to carry passengers in the cabin. However, the sticks and gas matches are not allowed if placed in the baggage of the cabin or checked baggage.

    The ones that are not at all allowed to be transported in the cabin are fuel and gas refillable gas lighters. Regarding the rule, the use of matches or fire (for example smoking) at the airport apron and in the aircraft is also not allowed at all.

    Meanwhile, powerbank related rules issued by IATA. The international airline association stated that powerbank that has a capacity under 100Wh can be carried in cabin baggage. While the powerbank capacity of 100Wh- 160Wh must be through the approval of the airline concerned. And powerbank with a capacity of more than 160Wh is completely prohibited in flight.

    Capacity 100Wh if converted in mAh (usually written in powerbank packaging) is 27.000mAh. So powerbank that can be brought bwbas into the cabin is a capacity below 27.000mAh with voltage 3.6V – 3.85V. (IMN)

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    Sources: http://www.airmagz.com/21964/ditjen-hubud-pastikan-pengawasan-dangerous-goods-dilakukan-sesuai-aturan.html
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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