Publishing the amendments I (22 January 2016) and II (29 February 2016), IATA announced deviating regulations of individual states and air cargo carriers with effect from 1 January 2016. Of particular note are the new and more stringent regulations and bans on the transport of lithium batteries as air cargo, applicable from 1 April 2016.
In particular, it must be noted that batteries must not make up more than 30 percent at maximum of the load capacity, and only one package will be accepted per shipment.
The previous possibility to carry UN 3480 lithium ion batteries with a maximum net weight of 5 kilograms according to the 965-IA packing instruction or 10 kilograms according to VA-965 IB on a passenger aircraft, is no longer legal from 1 April 2016.
Therefore in addition to the lithium battery handling label, the indicator for class 9, these shipments must also be labelled with the cargo plane plate.