DOT Ruling Bans Lithium-Ion Batteries As Passenger Airlines Cargo

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Feb. 27 issued an interim final rule that prohibits passenger airlines from carrying rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells or batteries as cargo, noting their potential of causing uncontrollable fire in cargo holds. The interim rule, a...

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