Gadgeteers who regularly board a plane to travel, already know yet if there is a written rule about the type of power bank that may be taken to the cabin aircraft? The rules are derived in the Minister of Transportation Regulation. Here’s the details.
Quoted from Tempo.co, Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) asked aviation security officers to understand and implement the rules related to dangerous goods. “Avsec must understand the rules and apply them in the field well, decisively, and carefully, but also must remain sympathetic,” said Director General of Air Transportation, Agus Santoso.
Rules relating to international aviation security include Annex 17 & Annex 18 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and The 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) of the International Civil Aviation Associations (IATA). Then the rule is derived in the Minister of Transportation Regulation No. 80 of 2017, on the National Civil Aviation Security Program (PKPN).
“The contents of the regulation are related to the lighter and the independent charger or power bank carried in the plane. There are matches and power banks that can be taken and some are not “, added Agus. Related to the power bank, he said if the power bank that has a capacity of less than 100 Wh can be carried into the trunk of the aircraft cabin.
“Capacity 100 Wh if converted in mAh, commonly inscribed in the power bank packaging, is 27,000 mAh. So the power bank that can be taken free to the cabin is a capacity below 27,000 mAh with a voltage of 3.6 – 3.85V “. Agus added, Kemenhub did not hesitate to revoke the airport manager’s license and flight officer license if not implement the above regulations.
For lighters alone, a small match or a gas match that does not contain liquid fuel that is not absorbed, is still allowed to carry passengers into the cabin of the aircraft. But the rod and gas lighters are forbidden to put in the trunk of the cabin, alias must be attached to passengers (such as placed in a pocket, pants pockets and so on).