Subpart B - Operator’s responsibilities

92.51 Acceptance of dangerous goods

(a) The operator of an aircraft in which dangerous goods are to be carried shall ensure that no package, overpack or freight container which contains dangerous goods is accepted for carriage in an aircraft until it has been inspected to determine that:

(1) insofar as it is reasonable to ascertain, the goods are not forbidden for carriage by air in any circumstances by the provisions of the Technical Instructions; and

(2) insofar as it is reasonable to ascertain, the goods are classified as required by the Technical Instructions; and

(3) insofar as it is reasonable to ascertain, the goods are packed as required by the Technical Instructions; and

(4) the package, overpack or freight container is marked and labelled in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 5 of the Technical Instructions; and

(5) the package, overpack or freight container is not leaking or damaged so that the contents may escape.

(b) The operator of an aircraft in which dangerous goods are to be carried shall ensure that no package, overpack or freight container which contains dangerous goods is accepted for carriage in that aircraft unless it is accompanied by a dangerous goods transport document, except where the Technical Instructions indicate that such a document is not required, and shall inspect such a document to determine that it complies with the provisions of the Technical Instructions.

(c) For the purpose of each of the inspections required by paragraphs (a) and (b) an acceptance check list shall be used and the results of the inspection shall be recorded on it.

(d) The acceptance check list shall be in such form and shall provide for the entry of such details as will enable the relevant inspection to be fully and accurately made by reference to the completion of that list.

92.53 Provision of information in respect of cargo

The operator of an aircraft in which cargo is to be carried and any agent thereof shall ensure that notices giving information about the carriage of dangerous goods are displayed in sufficient number and prominence for this purpose at those places where cargo is accepted for carriage.

92.55 Method of loading

(a) The operator of an aircraft in which dangerous goods are to be carried as cargo shall ensure that:

(1) dangerous goods are not carried in any compartment occupied by passengers or on the flight deck, except in circumstances permitted by the provisions in paragraph 2.1 of Part 7 of the Technical Instructions; and

(2) any package, overpack or freight container which contains dangerous goods is loaded, segregated, stowed and secured on an aircraft in accordance with the provisions in Chapter 2 of Part 7 of the Technical Instructions; and

(3) packages, overpacks or freight containers bearing an indication that they can only be carried on a cargo aircraft are loaded and stowed in accordance with the provisions in paragraph 2.4.1 of Part 7 of the Technical Instructions and are not loaded on an aircraft carrying passengers; and

(4) packages, overpacks or freight containers which contain dangerous goods are inspected for evidence of damage or leakage before being loaded on an aircraft or placed in a unit load device; and

(5) a unit load device containing dangerous goods is not loaded unless it has been inspected and found free from any evidence of leakage from or damage to the packages, overpacks or freight containers contained in it; and

(6) any package, overpack or freight container which contains dangerous goods which appears to be leaking or damaged is not loaded on an aircraft; and

(7) any package, overpack or freight container which contains dangerous goods which is found to be leaking or damaged on an aircraft is removed and that other cargo or baggage loaded on that aircraft is in a fit state for carriage by air and has not been contaminated.

(b) The operator of an aircraft in which dangerous goods have been carried shall ensure after unloading that all packages, overpacks or freight containers which contain dangerous goods are inspected for signs of damage or leakage and if there is such evidence shall ensure that any part of the aircraft where the package, overpack or freight container was stowed, or any sling or other apparatus which has been used to suspend goods beneath the aircraft is inspected for damage or contamination.

92.57 Removal of contamination

(a) The operator of an aircraft in which dangerous goods are to be carried shall ensure that any contamination found as a result of leaking or damaged packages, overpacks or freight containers is removed without delay.

(b) The operator of an aircraft shall ensure that an aircraft is not permitted to fly for the purpose of carrying passengers or cargo if it is known or suspected that radioactive materials have leaked in or contaminated the aircraft, unless the radiation level resulting from the fixed contamination at any accessible surface and the non-fixed contamination are not more than the values specified in paragraph 3.2 of Part 7 of the Technical Instructions.

92.59 Training

(a) The operator of an aircraft and any of his agents shall inform their respective employees whose duties include a function connected with the carriage of passengers or cargo by air of the provisions of the Technical Instructions and shall establish and undertake training programmes for the purpose, as required by Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Technical Instructions.

(b) Details of the training programme required by paragraph (a) shall be submitted to the Governor for approval as the Governor may require and shall be amended as required by the Governor.

92.61 In-flight emergency

The pilot-in-command of an aircraft carrying dangerous goods as cargo shall, in the event of an in-flight emergency and as soon as the situation permits, inform the appropriate air traffic services unit of those dangerous goods in detail or as a summary or by reference to the location from where the detailed information can be obtained immediately.

92.63 Aircraft accident and serious incident reporting

The operator of an aircraft which is involved:

(a) in an aircraft accident whilst carrying any Dangerous Goods as cargo on the aircraft; or

(b) in a serious incident in which, in the reasonable opinion of the operator, Dangerous Goods carried as cargo on the aircraft may be involved

shall immediately notify the Governor and a police officer for the area where the accident or serious incident occurred, of any Dangerous Goods carried as cargo on the aircraft.

92.65 Dangerous goods accident and incident reporting

(a) The operator of an aircraft registered in a Territory shall report any dangerous goods accident, dangerous goods incident or the finding of undeclared or misdeclared dangerous goods in cargo or passenger's baggage, wherever it occurs, to the Governor.

(b) The operator of an aircraft not registered in a Territory shall report any dangerous goods accident, dangerous goods incident or the finding of undeclared or misdeclared dangerous goods in cargo or passenger's baggage which occurred in the Territory to the Governor.

(c) Subject to paragraph 92.65(d), the report required under paragraph 92.65(a) or (b) shall be made within 72 hours of the occurrence coming to the knowledge of the operator, by the quickest available means, in writing or in such other form as approved by the Governor. The report shall contain as much of the following information as is appropriate to the occurrence:

(1) date of the occurrence; and

(2) location of the occurrence, flight number and flight date; and

(3) description of the goods and the reference number of the air waybill, pouch, baggage tag and ticket; and

(4) proper shipping name (including the technical name, if applicable); and

(5) UN/ID number; and

(6) class or division in accordance with the Technical Instructions and any subsidiary risk(s); and

(7) type of packaging and the packaging specification marking; and

(8) quantity of dangerous goods; and

(9) name and address of the shipper or passenger; and

(10) suspected cause of the occurrence; and

(11) action taken; and

(12) any other reporting action taken; and

(13) name, title, address and contact number of the reporter; and

(14) any other relevant details.

(d) If any of the information in paragraph 91.65(c) is not available at the time the report is made, the operator shall despatch such information to the Governor within 72 hours of the information coming into his possession.

(e) A report made in accordance with OTAR Part 13 meets the requirement of this paragraph.


Change Information

  1. First Issue – published for information  June 2004
  2. Second Issue - published for information March 2007
  3. Third Issue – released for gazetting January 2008
  4. Fourth Issue July 2009
  5. Fifth Issue February 2013

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