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Lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircrafts banned by U.N. agency

The U.N. aviation agency has now prohibited shipments of lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, following concerns by pilots and plane makers that they are a fire risk. Lithium metal batteries, which are used in watches, have already been banned on passenger planes globally. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s 36-state governing council said the …

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