Emirates Airline will work with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for electronic flight bags (eFB).

The airline is the first in the world to roll-out the new system, which is expected to bring the IATA DGR into the cockpit where flight crews make vital pre-flight and in-flight safety decisions.

The IATA DGR is designed to help the aviation industry to prepare and document dangerous shipments, as well as help track the latest developments in regulations for the safe transport of air cargo.

It will help Emirates flight deck crews have efficient and easy access to updated regulatory safety information.

“For almost 60 years, IATA’s DGR has been helping the industry safely transport air cargo,” said IATA airport, passenger, cargo and security senior vice-president Nick Careen.

“The DGR for eFB places the most comprehensive resource on the carriage of dangerous goods into the cockpit in a format that will assist the flight deck crew in making timely operational safety checks and decisions,” he added.

The air cargo industry is currently estimated to transport around 50-million tons of freight with an annual value of $6.4-trillion.

All the cargo shipments ranging from dry ice and lithium batteries to the most complex of articles or substances are mandated to comply with stringent global standards.

IATA has worked with the governments and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to prepare the DGR, which is available in customised formats to cater to different areas of the supply chain.

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