U.S., U.K. SIGN HAZMAT AGREEMENT
U.S. and U.K. aviation officials have agreed to cooperate to promote compliance with international regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods by air.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority signed a memorandum agreeing to coordinate investigation of incidents and to share safety information on dangerous goods. The FAA and the CAA will share safety material, rulemaking decisions, incident reports concerning shipments between the two countries, evidence developed in investigation of incidents, enforcement actions and educational materials.
“Improper shipments of hazardous materials by air is a global problem that requires international cooperation,” said FAA Administrator Jane F. Garvey.