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National Aviation Day – Aug 19th

Celebrate the History and Development of Aviation

Airplanes are a great way to reach far away locations. This wouldn’t be possible without Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. To honor this great accomplishment President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19th as National Aviation Day in the United States. Many use this day to honor other pioneers in aviation and space exploration. It also happens to be Orville Wright’s birthday.

National Aviation Day can be celebrated in any number of ways. Schools dedicate lessons to air travel. Discussions focused on the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart or Charles Lindbergh and their accomplishments is another. People interested can explore the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which started as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Visits to museums that have dedicated exhibits to aviation and aeronautics are another possibility. Build a model airplane. If you are stuck in an office, make a paper airplane and fly it around the office during your next break or lunch.

You could also take advantage of our pre-sale for the 60th edition of the IATA. This new version goes into effect on January 1, 2019. While that sounds far away from August 2018, it bears thinking about now. This 60th edition will incorporate the changes from Revision 20 of the UN Recommendations on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods or Orange Book. Take a look below at just a few of the impending changes for the new IATA to see if any of your materials are impacted.

Impending Changes:

  • Move from using the word “risk” to that of “hazard” throughout the regulation.
  • Polymerizing substances that are also in Classes 1 to 8 are subject to Special Provision A209.
  • Solid Aluminum Nitrate classification has changed
  • Alternative Packing Group assignment methods and step-wise approach to classifying Corrosive mixtures
  • Lithium Battery manufacturers and distributors must make available test summary reports
  • Transporting of Samples of Energetic Materials for testing designations now have some requirements
  • New section on the classification of Articles containing Dangerous Goods n.o.s.
  • Multiple new entries in the List of Dangerous Goods
  • New Special Provisions for Lithium batteries and UN3166
  • Changes to various Packing Instructions

If you wish to take advantage of our pre-sale, check out our website here or call us today. ICC Compliance Center is here to help with all of your compliance needs. Not only do we offer up to date copies of the regulations, we also have anything else you could need for making shipments of dangerous goods. Give us a call today!

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