Myanmar Airways International

A Guide to Dangerous Goods

A GUIDE TO DANGEROUS GOODS

For your own safety, international regulatory authorities have placed certain restrictions or prohibitions on the carriage of dangerous goods.

Important - Local airport security restrictions may further limit the quantities and conditions of carriage that are shown below. Passengers must ensure they comply with both prior to traveling.

Provisions for Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew

Dangerous Goods must not be carried in or as passengers or crew, checked or carry-on baggage,expects as otherwise provided below.

Dangerous Goods permitted in carry-on baggage are also permitetd "on one's person", except where otherwise specified

Type of Dangerous GoodsPermitted in or as Carry-on BaggagePermitted in or as Checked BaggageThe Approval of th operator is requiredThe pilot-in-command must be informed of the location

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage.

FORBIDDEN

Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on baggage or checked baggage or on the person.

FORBIDDEN

Security-type attache cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material,except as provided in Ref: 6 are totally forbidden (See Ref: 6 for details)

FORBIDDEN

Ammunition (cartridges for weapons)

FORBIDDEN

Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders required for medical use, except as provided in Sub-section Ref: 4 are forbidden (See Ref: 4 for details)

FORBIDDEN

Baggage with installed batteries non removable batteries exceeding 0.3g lithium metal or 2.7Wh.

FORBIDDEN

Mobility Aids : Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with nonspillable wet batteries or with batteries which comply with Special Provisions A123 or A199 (See Ref: 5 for details)

NO

YES

YES

YES

Mobility Aids : Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries (See Ref: 2 for details)or with lithium batteries (See Ref: 3 for details).

NO

YES

YES

YES

Thermometer or barometer mercury filled carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency (See Ref: 1 for details).

YES

NO

YES

YES

Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel, with empty fuel tank and/or fuel container (See Ref: 7 for details).

NO

YES

YES

NO

Security-type equipment containing lithium batteries (See Ref: 6 for details).

NO

YES

YES

NO

Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel (See Ref: 8 for details).

YES

YES

YES

NO

Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons (See Ref: 9 for details).

YES

YES

YES

NO

Avalanche rescue backpack, one (1) per person, containing a cylinder of compressed gas in Div 2.2. May also be equipped with a pyrothenic trigger mechanim containing no more than 200 mg net of Div. 1.4.S The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentially activated.The airbags with in the backpaks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

YES

YES

YES

NO

Dry ice (Carbon dioxide, solid), in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person when used to pack perishables not subject to these Regulations in checked or carry-on baggage, provided the baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Checked Baggage must be marked "dry ice" or "Carbon dioxide, solid" with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kg or less of dry ice.

YES

YES

YES

NO

Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2. Up to two (2) small cartridges fitted into a self -inflating safety device such as life-jacket or vest, Not more than one (1) device per passenger, and up to two (2) spare small cartridges per passenger, not more than four (4) cartridges up to 50 mL water capacity for other devices (See Ref: 10 for details).

YES

YES

YES

NO

Lithium batteries, spare/loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and PMED or with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g for PMED only. Only one spare battery in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. (PMED = Portable medical electronic devices)

YES

NO

YES

NO

Lithium battery-powered electronic devices. Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices, a Wh (Watt-hpur) rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium Content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g.(See Ref: 11 for details).

YES

NO

YES

NO

Alcoholic beverages, when in retail packagings, containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5L, with a total net quantity per person of 5L.

YES

NO

YES

NO

Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (including aerosols) such as hair sprays,perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol, and

YES

YES

NO

NO

Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidairy risk,for sporting or home use, The total net quantity of Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles and Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols Division must not exceed 2 kg or 2L and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.

NO

YES

NO

NO

Electronic Cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation (See Ref: 18 for details).

YES

NO

NO

NO

Fuel cells containing fuel, powering electronic devices (e.g. cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders). (See Ref: 13 for details).

YES

NO

NO

NO

Fuel cells cartridges, spare for portable electronic devices (See Ref: 13 for details).

YES

YES

NO

NO

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew-member,provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.

YES

YES

NO

NO

Insulated packagings containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a material containing only non-dangerous goods.

YES

YES

NO

NO

Internal combustion or fuel cell engines, must meet A70 (See Ref: 16 for details).

NO

YES

NO

NO

Thermometer, medical or clinical, which contains mercury, one (1) per person for personal use, when in its protective case.

NO

YES

NO

NO

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey.

YES

YES

NO

NO

Specimens, non-infectious packed with small quantities of flammable liquid.must meet A180 (See Ref: 15 for details).

YES

YES

NO

NO

Permeation devices must meet A41 (See Ref : 17 for details).

NO

YES

NO

NO

Baggage with installed lithium batteries: Non-removable batteries. Batteries must contain no more than 0.3g lithium metal or lithium ion must not exceed 2.7 Wh; Removable batteries. Batteries must be removed if baggage is to be checked in. Remove batteries must be carried in the cabin.

YES

YES

NO

NO

Lithium Batteries: Portable electronic devices (PED) containing lithium metal or lithium cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones and laptops, when carried by passengers or crew for personal use (See Ref: 12 for details). For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Each person is limited to a maxiumum of 15 Portable electronic devices(PED). Baggage equipped with a lithium battery, other than lithium button cells, the battery must be removable. If offered as checked baggage the battery must be removed and carried in cabin.

YES

NO

NO

NO

Batteries, spare/loose including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only.For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries.

YES

NO

NO

NO

Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries,  batteries must meet A67 and must be 12V or less and 100 Wh or less. A maximum of 2 spare batteries may be carried (See Ref: 14 for details).

YES

YES

NO

NO

Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person or fitted externally,

ON ONE'S PERSON

NO

NO

Matches, Safety (one small packet) or small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one's person or in checked or carry-on-baggage. Note: "Strike anywhere" matches,"Blue flame" or "Cigar" lighters or lighters powered by alithium battery without a safety cap or means of protection against unintentional activation are forbidden.

ON ONE'S PERSON

NO

NO

Note: The provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by Passengers or Crew may be limited by State or Operator variations. Passenegrs should check for current provisions.

REF: 1 (MERCURY BAROMETER OR THERMOMETER)

A mercurial barometer or thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency. The barometer or thermometer must be packed in a strong outer packaging, having a sealed inner liner or a bag of strong leak-proof and puncture-resistant material impervious to mercury, which will prevent the escape of mercury from the package irrespective of its position. The pilot-in-command must be informed of any such barometer or thermometer.

REF: 2 (WHEELCHAIRS/MOBILITY AIDS WITH SPILLABLE BATTERIES)

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility aids for use by passengers whose mobility is restricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporary mobility problem (e.g. broken leg), with spillable batteries:

(a) Provided that the wheelchair or mobility aid can be loaded, stowed, secured and unloaded always in an upright position then the battery may remain installed in the wheelchair. The operator must verify that:

  1. the battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container;

  2. the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid;

  3. electrical circuits are isolated following the manufacturer's instructions;

  4. the bateery is fitted,where feasible, with spill-resistant vent caps;

(b) if the wheelchair or mobility aid cannot be loaded, stowed, secured and unloaded always in an upright position, the battery must be removed. The wheelchair or mobility aid may then be carried as checked baggage without restriction;

(Remark: MAI will accept Wheelchairs/Mobility Aids with Spillable Batteries shall be loaded in an upright position. If the Aircraft does not permit the upright loading and transport, the wheelchair will not be accepted.)

REF: 3 (WHEELCHAIRS/MOBILITY AIDS WITH LITHIUM ION BATTERIES)

Lithium-ion battery powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility aids for use by passengers whose mobility is restricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporary mobility problem (e.g. broken leg), subject to the following conditions:

(a) the batteries must be of a type which meets the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3;

(b) the operator must verify:

  1. battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container;

  2. the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid;

  3. electrical circuits are isolated following the manufacturer's instructions;

(c) where a battery-powered wheelchair or other similar mobility aid is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user:

  1. the battery(ies) must be removed. The wheelchair/mobility aid may then be carried as checked baggage without restriction.

  2. the battery(ies) must be protected from short circuit by insulating the terminals (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals);

  3. the remove battery(ies) must be protected from damage (e.g.) by placing each battery in a protective pouch. The battery(ies) must be carried in the passenger cabin;

  4. removal of the battery from the device must be performed by following the instructions of the manufacturer or device owner;

  5. the battery must not exceed 300 Wh, or for a device that is fitted with two batteries required for operation, each battery must not exceed 160 Wh;

REF: 4 (OXYGEN OR AIR, GASEOUS, CYLINDERS REQUIRED FOR MEDICAL USE.)

MAI does not allow passengers to bring or use their personal oxygen units on board. MAI supplies gaseous oxygen that is an FAA approved therapeutic unit for our passengers' use in flight only. Passenger must be accompanied by a certified doctor (or) nurse who is knowledgeable as to attend the passenger's needs and in the operation of the equipment.

REF: 5 (WHEELCHAIRS/MOBILITY AIDS WITH NON-SPILLABLE WET BATTERIES OR WITH BATTERIES WHICH COMPLY WITH SPECIAL PROVISION A123 OR A199)

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility aids for use by passengers whose mobility is restricted by either a disability, their health or age, or a temporary mobility problem (e.g. broken leg), with non-spillable wet batteries or with Batteries which comply with Special Provision A123 or A199:

(a) non-spillable batteries must comply with Special Provision A67 ;

(b) the operator must verify:

  1. The passenger has confirmed that bateery is non-spillable wet battery that complies with special provision A67, or a nickel-metal hydride battery or dry battery;

  2. the battery terminals are protected from short circuits, e.g.. by being enclosed within a battery container;

  3. the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid and the electrical circuits are isolated following the manufacturer's instructions;

(c) where a battery-powered or other similar mobility aid is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user, following the manufacturer's instructions. Removed battery(ies) as follows:

  1. the battery(ies) must be removed. The wheelchair/mobility aid may then be carried as checked baggage without restriction;

  2. the removed battery(ies) must be carried in strong, rigid packagings which must be carried in the cargo compartment;

  3. the battery(ies) must be protected from short circuit.

(Special Provision A123: This entry applies to Batteries, electric storage, not otherwise listed in Subsection 4.2-List of Dangerous Goods. Examples of such batteries are: alkali-manganese, zinc-carbon, nickel-metal hrdride and nickel-cadmium batteries. Any electrical battery or battery powered device, equipment or vehicle having the potential of a dangerous evolution of heat must be prepared for transport so as to prevent:

(i) a short-circuit (e.g. in the case of batteries, by the effective insulation of exposed terminals; or, in the case of equipment, by disconnection of the battery and protection of exposed terminals); and 

(ii) unintentional activation.)

(Special Provision A119: The UN number UN3496 is only applicable in sea transport. Nickelmetal hydride batteries or nickel-metal hydride battery-powered devices, equipment or vehicles having the potential of a dangerous evoluation of heat are not subject to these Regulations provided they are prepared for transport so as to prevent:

(i) a short-circuit (e.g. in the case of batteries, by the effective insulation of exposed terminals; or, in the case of equipment, by disconnection of the battery and protection of exposed terminals); and 

(ii) unintentional activation.)

(Special Provision A67: Non-spillable batteries are not subject to these regulations when carried as cargo if, at a temperature of 55 C, the electrolyte will not flow from a ruptured or cracked case. The battery must not contain any free or unabsorbed liquid. Any electrical battery or battery powered device, equipment or vehicle having the potential of dangerous evolution of heat must be prepared for tansport: 

(i) a short-circuit (e.g. in the case of batteries, by the effective insulation of exposed terminals; or, in the case of equipment, by disconnection of the battery and protection of exposed terminals); and 

(ii) unintentional activation.)

REF: 6 (SECURITY-TYPE EQUIPMENT)

Security type equipment such as attach cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods as part of this equipment, for example lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material, may be carried as checked baggage only if the equipment complies with the following:

(a) the equipment must be equipped with an effective means of preventing accidental activation;

(b) if the equipment contains an explosive or pyrotechnic substance or an explosive article, this article or substance must be excluded from Class 1 by the appropriate national authority of the State of Manufacture in compliance with DGR 3.1.7.1;

(c) if the equipment contains lithium cells or batteries, these cells or batteries must comply with the following restrictions:

  1. for a lithium metal cell, the lithium content is not more than 1 g;

  2. for a lithium metal battery, the aggregate lithium content is not more than 2 g;

  3. for lithium ion cells, the Watt-hour rating is not more than 20 Wh;

  4. for lithium ion batteries, the Watt-hour rating is not more than 100 Wh;

  5. each cell or battery is of the type proven to meet the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

(d) if the equipment contains gases to expel dye or ink, only gas cartridges and receptacles, small, containing gas with a capacity not exceeding 50 mL, containing no constitutes subject to these Regulations other than a Division 2.2 gas, are allowed. The release of gas must not cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to crew members so as to prevent the correct performance of assigned duties. In case of accidental activation all hazardous effects must be confined within the equipment and must not produce extreme noise;

(e) security type equipment that is defective or that has been damaged is forbidden for transport.

REF: 7 (CAMPING STOVES AND FUEL CONTAINERS THAT HAVE A FLAMMABLE LIQUID FUEL)

Camping stoves and fuel containers for camping stoves that have contained a flammable liquid fuel may be carried provided the fuel tank of the camping stove, and/or fuel container has been completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger. To nullify the danger, the empty fuel tank and/or container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour, the fuel tank and/or container must then be left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate. Alternative methods, such as adding cooking oil to the fuel tank and/or container to elevate the flash point of any residual liquid above the flash point of flammable liquid and then emptying the fuel tank and /or container, are equally acceptable. The fuel tank, and/or container must then have the cap securely fastened and be wrapped in an absorbent material such as paper towel and placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then to be sealed or gathered and closed with elastic band or twine.

REF: 8 (CHEMICAL AGENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT)

Instruments containing radioactive material not exceeding the activity limits specified in Table 10.3.C, i.e. chemical agent monitor (CAM) and/or rapid alarm and identification device monitor (RAID-M), securely packed and without lithium batteries, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on official travel.

REF: 9 (HEAT PRODUCING ARTICLES)

Battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, which would cause a fire if activated, e.g. underwater high-intensity lamps. The heat producing component and the battery are isolated from each other by the removal of the heat producing component, the battery or another component, e.g. fuse. Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuit (by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch).

REF: 10 (SMALL NON-FLAMMABLE GAS CARTRIDGES FITTED INTO DEVICES)

Small cartridges fitted into a self-inflating safely device such as a life-jacket or vest:

  1. no more than one personal safety device per person;

  2. the personal safety device must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidently Activated;

  3. limited to carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 (Non-flammable, non-toxic gas) without a subsidiary risk;

  4. cartridge(s) must be for inflation purposes;

  5. the device must be fitted with no more than two small cartridges; and

  6. not more than two spare cartridges.

Other devices:

  1. no more than four small cartridges of carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 (Non- Flammable, non-toxic gas) without a subsidiary risk, per person;

  2. the water capacity of each cartridge must not exceed 50 mL.

Note : For carbon dioxide a gas cartridge with a water capacity of 50 mL is equivalent to a 28 g cartridge.

REF: 11 (LITHIUM BATTERY-POWERED ELECTRONIC DEVICES)

For the purpose of these Regulations, lithium battery-powered electronic devices means the equipment or apparatus for which the lithium cells or batteries will provide electrical power for its operation.These devices are permitted in carry-on baggage with the approval of the operator as follows:

(a) portable medical electronic devices (Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Nebulizer,continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), etc.) containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries may be carried by passengers for medical use as follows:

  1. for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content exceeding 2 g, but not exceeding 8g; or

  2. for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh;

  3. batteries must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

(b) portable electronic devices (such as cameras, lap-top computers, camcorders) containing lithium ion batteries as follows:

  1. for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh;

  2. batteries must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

REF: 12 (PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES (INCLUDING MEDICAL DEVICES) CONTAINING BATTERIES)

For the purpose of these Regulations, lithium battery-powered electronic device means the equipment or apparatus for which the lithium cells or batteries will provide electrical power for its operation. These devices (PED), which may include medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use, which shall be carried in carry-on baggage. Each person is limited to a maximum of 15 (PED) and a maximum of 20 spare batteries. 

Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch and carried in carry-on baggage only. In addition, lithium batteries are subject to the following conditions:

(a) each installed or spare battery must not exceed:

  1. for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content of not more than 2 g; or

  2. for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating of not more than 100 Wh.

(b) batteries and cells must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3;

(c) articles containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, the primary purpose of which is to provide power to another device, e.g. power banks are permitted in carry-on baggage only. These articles must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch;

(d) baggage equipped with a lithium battery, with a lithium metal content exceeding 0.3g or a Watt-hour rating Exceeding 2.7 Wh:

  1. if the baggage is to be checked in, the lithium battery must be removed from the baggage and the lithium battery must be carried in the cabin; or

  2. the baggage must be carried in the cabin.

  3. baggage where the lithium battery exceeds the limits in (d) and cannot be removed is forbidden for carriage.

(e) Portable electronic devices must be turned off transmitting functions at all times during flight.

(f) Portable electronic devices without battery or cell are allowed to carry in checked baggage.

REF: 13 (FUEL CELL CONTAINED IN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES)

Fuel cells used to power portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders) powered by fuel cell systems and spare fuel cell cartridges, under the following conditions:

(a) fuel cell and fuel cell cartridges may only contain flammable liquids, corrosive substances, liquefied flammable gas, water-reactive substances or hydrogen in metal hydride;

(b) refueling of fuel cells on board an aircraft is not permitted except that the installation of a spare cartridge is allowed;

(c) the maximum quantity of fuel in any fuel cell cartridge must not exceed:

  1. for liquids, 200 mL:

  2. for solids 200 g;

  3. for liquefied gases, 120 mL for non metallic fuel cells or fuel cell cartridges or 200 mL for metal fuel cells or fuel cell cartridges;

  4. for hydrogen in metal hydride the fuel cell cartridges must have a water capacity of 120 mL or less.

(d) each fuel cell system and fuel cell cartridge must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1, including Amendment 1, and must marked with a manufacturer's certification that it conforms to the specification. In addition, each fuel cell cartridge must be marked with the maximum quantity and type of fuel in the cartridge;

(e) no more than two spare fuel cell cartridges may be carried in checked baggage, carry-on baggage or on the person;

(f) fuel cell systems containing fuel and fuel cell cartridges including spare cartridges are permitted in carry-on baggage only;

(g) interaction between fuel cells land integrated batteries in a device must conform to IEC 62282-6-100 Ed. 1, including Amendment 1. Fuel cell whose sole function is to charge a battery in the device are not permitted;

(h) fuel cell systems must be of a type that will not charge batteries when the portable electronic device is not in use and must be durably marked by the manufacturer:" APPROVED FOR CARRIAGE IN AIRCRAFT CABIN ONLY" to so indicate; and

(i) in addition to the languages which may be required by the State of Origin for the markings specified above, English should be used.

REF: 14 (PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES CONTAINING NON-SPILLABLE BATTERIES)I

In checked or carry-on baggage, Portable electronic equipment containing a non-spillable battery meeting the requirements of Special Provision A67. A maximum of two spare non-spillable batteries meeting special provision A67 may also be carried. The following requirements apply:

  1. the voltage of each battery must not exceed 12 V and the watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh;

  2. the device must either be protected from inadvertent activation, or the battery must be disconnected and the battery terminals insulated;

  3. each spare battery must be protected from short circuit by insulation of the battery terminals.

REF: 15 (NON-INFECTIOUS SPECIMENS PACKED WITH SMALL QUANTITIES OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS)

In checked or carry-on baggage, Non-infectious specimens, such as specimens of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects and other invertebrates containing small quantities of flammable liquids provided the requirements of followings;

(a) specimens are:

  1. wrapped in paper towel and/or cheesecloth moistened with alcohol or an alcohol solution and then placed in a plastic bag that is heat sealed. Any free liquid in the bag must not exceed 30 mL; or

  2. placed in vials or other rigid containers with no more than 30 mL of alcohol or an alcohol solution;

(b) the prepared specimens are then placed in a plastic bag that is then heat-sealed;

(c) the bagged specimens are then placed inside a another plastic bag with absorbent Material then heat sealed;

(d) the finished bag is then placed in a strong outer packaging with suitable cushioning Material;

(e) the total quantity of flammable liquid per outer packaging must not exceed 1L; and

(f) the completed package is marked "scientific research specimens, not restricted Special Provision A180 applies".

REF: 16 (INTERNAL COMBUSTION OR FUEL CELL ENGINES)

In checked baggage only Internal combustion or fuel cell engines being carried separately or incorporated into a machine or other apparatus. The engines must comply with the requirements of the followings:

(a) for flammable liquid powered engines:

  1. the engine is powered by a fuel that does not meet the classification criteria for any class or division; or

  2. the fuel tank of the vehicle, machine or other apparatus has never contained any fuel or the fuel tank has been flushed and purged of vapours and adequate measures taken to nullify the hazard; and

  3. the entire fuel system of the engine has no free liquid and all fuel lines are sealed or capped or securely connected to the engine and vehicle, machinery or apparatus.

(b) for flammable gas powered internal combustion or fuel cell engines:

  1. the entire fuel system must have been flushed, purged and filled with a non-flammable gas or fluid to nullify the hazard;

  2. the final pressure of the non-flammable gas used to fill the system does not exceed 200 kPa at 20 C;

  3. the shipper has made prior arrangements with the operator; and

  4. the shipper has provided the operator with written or electronic documentation stating that the flushing, purging and filling procedure has been followed and that the final contents of the engine(s) have been tested and verified to be non-flammable.

REF: 17 (PERMEATION DEVICES)

In checked baggage only Permeation devices for calibrating air quality monitoring equipment. These devices must comply with the requirements of the followings:

(a) each device must be constructed of a material compatible with the dangerous goods it conatins;

(b) the total quantity of dangerous goods in each device is limited to 2 mL and the device must not be liquid full at 55C;

(c) each permeation device must be placed in a sealed, high impact-resistant, tubular inner packaging of plastic or equivalent material. Sufficient absorbent material must be contained in the inner packaging to completely absorb the contents of the device. The closure of the inner packaging must be securely held in place with wire, tape or other positive means;

(d) each inner packaging must be contained in a secondary packaging constructed of metal, or plastic having a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm. The secondary packaging must be hermetically sealed;

(e) the secondary packaging must be securely packed in strong outer packaging. The completed package must be capable of withstanding, without breakage or leakage of any inner packaging and without significant reduction in effectiveness:

  1. the following free drops onto a rigid, non-resilient, flat and horizontal surface from a height of 1.8 m:

    • one drop flat on the bottom;

    • one drop flat on the top;

    • one drop flat on the long side;

    • one drop on a corner at the junction of three intersecting edges; and

  2. a force applied to the top surface for a duration of 24 hours, equivalent to the total weight of identical packages if stacked to a height 3m (including the test sample).

Note: Each of the above testes may be performed on different but identical packages.

(f) the gross weight of the completed package must not exceed 30 kg.

REF: 18 (ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CONTAINING BATTERIES)

Electronic cigarettes including e-cigars and other vaporizers containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use must be in carry-on baggage only. Recharging of these devices and/or batteries on board the aircraft is not permitted and the passenger/crew member must take measures to prevent accidental activation. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits by placement in the original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals e.g. by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch, and carried in carry-on baggage only. In addition, lithium batteries are subject to the following conditions:

(a) Each installed or spare battery must not exceed:

  1. for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries, a lithium content of not more than 2g; or

  2. for lithium ion batteries, a watt-hour rating of not more than 100Wh.

(b) batteries and cells must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

FOR OPERATOR (AIRLINE) APPROVAL

For Operator (Airline) Approval, please contact to Myanmar Airways International Cargo Department email address cargo@maiair.com and local Myanmar Airways International Offices.

CODESHARE

For interline, codeshare or transit baggage which include Dangerous Goods, in accordance with baggage regulations, advance arrangements must be made and get approval at least 24 hours in advance from interline, codeshare or alliance partners.

NOTIFICATION FOR LITHIUM BATTERY-POWERED ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SPARE LITHIUM BATTERIES

TYPES OF LITHIUM BATTERY

(1) Lighium Metal Battery - Non-Rechargeable battery (Lithium content gram(g))

(2) Lighium Ion Battery - Rechargeable battery (Watt-hour (Wh))

Watt-Hour Rating(Wh) or Lighium content gram(g)ConfigurationCarry-on BaggageChecke BaggageOpertaor Approval

Lighium Ion Battery <= 100Wh

Lighium Metal Battery <= 2g

In equipment

Yes

No

No

Spares

Yes (Maximum 20)

No

Lighium Ion Battery > 100Wh to <= 160Wh

Lighium Metal Battery > 2g to <= 8g

In equipment

Yes

No

No

Spares

Yes (Maximum 2)

No

Lighium Ion Battery

Must not be accepted as Cargo. If it is contained in equipment or packed with equipment must be presented and carried as Crago in accordance with the IATA dangerous Goods Regulations.

Lighium Metal Battery

Must not be accepted as Cargo. If it is contained in equipment or packed with equipment must be presented and carried as Crago in accordance with the IATA dangerous Goods Regulations.

How to calculate Watt-hours (Wh):

  • Ampere-hour(Ah) x Voltage(V) = Watt-hours(Wh)

  • 1 Ampere-hour(Ah) = 1000 Milliamphere-hour(mAh)

Batteries contained in equipment such as laptop computers,cameras, mobile phone, etc.

Spare Batteries, power Banks must not be placed in checked baggage. Spare Batteries and power banks must be individually protected from short circuit by; enclosing them in their original retail packaging or taping over the terminals or seperate plastic bag or protective pouch for each battery.