Prohibited articles in air transport

The security measures applicable to the contents of carried baggage have been revised in the recent years to implement significantly stricter standards with the aim to enhance the security of civil aviation and its passengers. 

Since the on-board courier service entails the transport of a consignment as cabin baggage or checked baggage of our courier, restrictions applicable to the content of baggage carried by an aircraft apply correspondingly to the contents of consignments for which the on-board courier service is used. 

Pursuant to applicable civil aviation legislation the following articles are banned from carriage aboard an aircraft:

1. List of prohibited articles in cabin baggage

Without prejudice to applicable security regulations, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into the security restricted areas and the cabin of an aircraft:

(a) guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles — devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

— firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,

— toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,

— component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,

— compressed air and CO 2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,

— signal flare pistols and starter pistols,

— bows, cross bows and arrows,

— harpoon guns and spear guns,

— slingshots and catapults;

(b) stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

— devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,

— animal stunners and animal killers,

— disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;

(c) objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

— items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,

— ice axes and ice picks,

— razor blades,

— box cutters,

— knives with blades of more than 6 cm, EN L 55/16 Official Journal of the European Union 5.3.2010

— scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,

— martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,

— swords and sabres;

(d) workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:

— crowbars,

— drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,

— tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,

— saws, including cordless portable power saws,

— blowtorches,

— bolt guns and nail guns;

(e) blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

— baseball and softball bats,

— clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,

— martial arts equipment;

(f) explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

— ammunition,

— blasting caps,

— detonators and fuses,

— replica or imitation explosive devices,

— mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,

— fireworks and other pyrotechnics,

— smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,

— dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

Restrictions apply to all liquids, paste-like and gel-like products. These may only be carried in individual containers with capacity no greater than 100 millilitres or 100 grams each. The maximum number of such containers per passenger is 10 pcs, cumulatively max 1 litre.  The volume/weight indicated on the commercial packaging is relevant regardless of the actual content of the container.

 

2. List of prohibited articles in checked baggage

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their checked baggage:

explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

— ammunition,

— blasting caps,

— detonators and fuses,

— mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,

— fireworks and other pyrotechnics,

— smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,

— dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

Consignments containing dangerous substances may only be transported as air cargo in line with IATA DGR instructionss.

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