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UN agency moves to kill aircraft battery exemption

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:40 am

WASHINGTON – A U.N. agency that sets global aviation safety standards is moving to prevent aircraft batteries like the one that caught fire on a Boeing 787 last month from being shipped as cargo on passenger planes, people familiar with the effort said. The members of the International Civil Aviation Organization's dangerous goods committee have proposed revoking an exemption that permitted lithium