Industry Related Video
Following is a series of videos released by the Australian and English Aviation Authorities to try and assist people understand the danger with carrying Lithium Batteries and other Dangerous Goods in baggage and what their allowances are.
Lithium batteries: guidance for cargo and ramp personnel
This video explains the specific responsibilities of cargo, aircraft loading and dispatch personnel concerning the safe carriage of lithium batteries. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring they are transported in accordance with the safety requirements applicable to cargo.
Lithium batteries: guidance for passenger handling staff
This video explains the specific responsibilities of passenger handling staff concerning the safe carriage of lithium batteries. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring they are carried by passengers in accordance with the safety requirements.
Lithium batteries: guidance for crew
The video explains the specific responsibilities of flight and cabin crew concerning the safe carriage of lithium batteries and emergency response actions. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring they are transported in accordance with the safety requirements applicable to cargo and carriage by passengers.
Posting lithium batteries in the mail
The video explains these requirements and the prohibition on posting lithium batteries which are not contained in equipment. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring that lithium batteries are only sent in the mail when contained in equipment such as laptop computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Travelling safely with lithium batteries
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has produced this short educational video to help inform travellers how to carry lithium batteries safely in their luggage. Lithium batteries were named the ‘Least Wanted’ dangerous goods for 2014, after they ignited a fire inside the cargo hold of an aircraft just before passengers boarded the flight from Melbourne to Fiji. CASA has also produced the ‘Can I pack that?’ Dangerous Goods App to inform travellers about the dangers associated with these items, what they can and can’t pack in their luggage, and, if an item can be brought on board, guide them on how to do it safely. Use the app to help you pack: http://www.casa.gov.au/dgapp Find out what other dangerous goods made the ‘Least Wanted’ list for 2014 http://www.casa.gov.au/leastwanted Read more about the lithium battery fire in Melbourne: http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2014/09/lithium-battery-fire-sparks-mayday/
Air, Land and Sea, In Action
Following videos have been collected from public sources and placed here because they are just very cool.
Air, Land and Sea, Awesome
French Inventor Flies Across English Channel on Hoverboard
French inventor Franky Zapata successfully flew from France to England on an airborne flyboard, Sunday, August 4. The 40-year-old completed the 35 kilometer journey in under a half hour. This was Zapata’s second attempt to cross the English Channel, the first attempt was cut short after Zapata collided with the refueling boat minutes into the flight. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 177 kilometers per hour (110 mph) on the flyboard that has made him a French household name. Propelled by a power pack full of kerosene, Zapata set off from Sangatte in France's Pas de Calais region and landed in St. Margaret's Bay, beyond the white cliffs of Dover, in southeast England. He stopped only once, on the British side, to refuel his futuristic invention from a boat in the choppy waters. Origin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GgYLdf1ago&feature=youtu.be
A New Experience - Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has released a new video illustration of the lock arrangements and locking procedures for transiting the New Panama Canal. The system will rely on tugboats for positioning within locks – unlike the locomotive system for the existing canal facilities – and will use each ships’ crew and mooring winches to handle lines. Origin: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-acp-shows-new-panama-canal-lock-transit