HAZMAT training programs are required by 14 CFR 135. Operators should prepare a hazardous materials training program for all flight crew members and ground personnel. Whether or not an operator elects to transport hazardous material, the company manual required by 14 CFR 135 must include certain procedures and instructions relating to hazardous materials. Some form of training in this area should be addressed. There are numerous all-cargo operators, with approved hazardous material training programs, who could be contracted with to provide initial and recurrent training. The inspector might consider keeping a current list of such operators as a resource. If the operator uses a training program. It should have provision for regular testing of flight crew members on the operator's hazardous materials policies and procedures.
Dangerous goods are defined as substances that pose a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air. Many everyday materials are classified as dangerous goods and may be harmful to our employees, passengers or aircraft. Items such as pressurized gases, corrosive substances, flammable liquids and explosives are considered dangerous goods.
As a general rule, dangerous goods are not acceptable in checked or carry-on baggage. However, there are some items that are permitted if strict guidelines are followed.
As part of all operator's responsibility to comply with the CFR's, each operator must ensure that its employees are fully aware of dangerous goods and what they are, if they can or cannot be put on company aircraft as checked baggage, carry-on baggage or cargo, and what to do should they come across something classified as a dangerous good.
It is equally important for the passengers to know that the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods apply to them when traveling on your aircraft. Part of the operator's responsibility is to ensure that all passengers are aware of and adhere to restrictions on dangerous goods.
Attempting to carry dangerous goods on a flight or shipping them as cargo could result in prosecution by federal authorities. Civil and criminal penalties include a maximum of five years' imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 or more.
Other items commonly thought to be dangerous goods that are not restricted for carriage, such as personal-use alkaline batteries, gas shock absorbers, household air conditioning units, empty scuba tanks, etc., are allowed in passenger or crew baggage and are not classified as dangerous goods. However, some items that might be considered safe may not be. Do not attempt to carry fireworks, car batteries, used chainsaws/generators, large amounts of acetone (finger nail polish remover), household cleaners (oven cleaner, aerosol disinfectants, etc.), self-inflating life rafts, paints, varnishes, CO2 cartridges (for paint ball guns, bike tire inflation), camp stove fuel (propane, butane, "white gas," gasoline, etc.), lighter fluids, or fire extinguishers.
Please fill out the HAZMAT Order Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we review the information we will send you an invoice and get started. HAZMAT manuals take an average of 1-2 weeks. For questions call 561-373-5962.
SFAR-99, which previously contained procedures associated with hazardous materials training program and manual contents expired on February 7, 2007. Previously used (FAA) templates have been replaced by specific code citations.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its hazardous materials (HAZMAT) training requirements for certain air carriers and commercial operators. In addition, the FAA is requiring that certain repair stations provide documentation showing that persons handling HAZMAT for transportation have been trained, as required by the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). The FAA is updating its regulations because HAZMAT transportation and the aviation industry have changed significantly since the FAA promulgated its HAZMAT regulations over 25 years ago. The rule will set clear HAZMAT training standards and ensure uniform compliance with HAZMAT training requirements.
All Title 14 CFR part 121, 135, 125 and 91K operators are required to provide training on the identification of hazardous materials to their personnel. The requirements for part 121 and part 135 operators to receive approval and/or acceptance of the hazardous materials manual and training program have significantly changed. For complete information, refer to FAA Notice 8000.352, Revision of Operations Specification A055 for the Carriage of Hazardous Materials.
After February 7, 2007, FAA must issue a revised OpSpec A055 to authorize certificate holders to transport HAZMAT pursuant to the manual requirements of sections 121.135(b)(23) or 135.23(c). Also, after February 7, 2007, certificate holders must comply with the training program requirements of sections 121.1003 through 121.1007 or sections 135.503 through 135.507, as applicable.