Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments


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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration also issued a statement acknowledging that testing it has "conducted on the transport of lithium batteries has indicated that it presents a risk."

The guidance sent to airlines around the globe urged that they not carry the batteries as cargo "until safer methods of packaging and transport are established and implemented," Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told The Associated Press in an email.

Ann M.

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Please note everyone, that this is not about carry on batteries in your mobile devices; its bulk shipments. Lithium battery shipments have already been banned from passenger flights. This is about commercial package shipments, like FedEx.