General

SERVICE: TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIR

 

The transport of dangerous goods by air is an essential part of our flow of goods in Belgium. This type of transport is of great economic importance and is necessary for our chemical industry. It is subject to strict guidelines, like labeling and packaging regulations.

 

The transport of dangerous goods is subject to the requirements of various international conventions depending on the mode of transport: the RID (rail), the ADR (road), the ADN (inland navigation), the IMDG code (maritime shipping) and ICAO Technical Instructions (aviation). These regulations are updated every two years.

 

For the transport of dangerous goods by air, the national law is based on the Royal Decree of November 18, 2005. ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Technical Instructions apply also to this type of transport. Ultimately, IATA also integrates these rules in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

 

In addition to the Regions (Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels-Capital Region), the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport is also competent for the transport of dangerous goods. The competence for explosive and radioactive substances falls respectively under the Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy and the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC). See also the links to these competent authorities.

 

CONTACT :

 

Belgian Civil Aviation Authority

Dangerous Goods

Vooruitgangstraat 56 Rue du Progrès

1210 BRUSSELS

email: bcaa.dangerousgoods@mobilit.fgov.be