Opt-Out Possibility on Airline Battery-Fire Rule Offered

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    Opt-Out Possibility on Airline Battery-Fire Rule Offered - Bloomberg

    Regulators are considering an about- face that would exempt U.S. cargo airlines from new international restrictions on shipping lithium batteries, which have been linked to three fires that destroyed aircraft.

    American carriers would be at higher risk than foreign cargo carriers if allowed to follow U.S. rules, said Mark Rogers, who leads hazardous-materials-handling issues for the Air Line Pilots Association union.

    The agency’s notice undercuts cargo safety, Robert Travis, president of the Independent Pilots Association, which represents UPS’s pilots, said in an e-mailed statement.