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Part 135 Hazardous Materials Training Program


About the Hazardous Materials Training Program

HAZMAT training programs are required by 14 CFR 135. Operators should prepare a hazardous materials training program for all flight crew members and ground personnel. Whether or not an operator elects to transport hazardous material, the company manual required by 14 CFR 135 must include certain procedures and instructions relating to hazardous materials. Some form of training in this area should be addressed. There are numerous all-cargo operators, with approved hazardous material training programs, who could be contracted with to provide initial and recurrent training. The inspector might consider keeping a current list of such operators as a resource. If the operator uses a training program. It should have provision for regular testing of flight crew members on the operator's hazardous materials policies and procedures.


Dangerous goods are defined as substances that pose a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air. Many everyday materials are classified as dangerous goods and may be harmful to our employees, passengers or aircraft. Items such as pressurized gases, corrosive substances, flammable liquids and explosives are considered dangerous goods.

As a general rule, dangerous goods are not acceptable in checked or carry-on baggage. However, there are some items that are permitted if strict guidelines are followed.


As part of all operator's responsibility to comply with the CFR's, each operator must ensure that its employees are fully aware of dangerous goods and what they are, if they can or cannot be put on company aircraft as checked baggage, carry-on baggage or cargo, and what to do should they come across something classified as a dangerous good.

It is equally important for the passengers to know that the restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods apply to them when traveling on your aircraft. Part of the operator's responsibility is to ensure that all passengers are aware of and adhere to restrictions on dangerous goods.

Attempting to carry dangerous goods on a flight or shipping them as cargo could result in prosecution by federal authorities. Civil and criminal penalties include a maximum of five years' imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 or more.

Permissible items to transport:

  • Non-radioactive medicinal and toiletry articles for personal use (hair spray, spray deodorant, perfumes, colognes, etc.) in aerosol or non-aerosol forms in per-passenger quantities not to exceed two kilograms (70 ounces) of solids and two liters (68 fluid ounces) of liquids. No single container may have more than 0.5 kilograms (18 ounces) of solids or 470 milliliters (16 fluid ounces) of liquids.
  • Small arms ammunition may be carried in checked baggage only and is limited to up to five kilograms (11 pounds). No ammunition is allowed in carry-on baggage. The ammunition must be securely packaged in a box or can specifically designed to carry ammunition.
  • Personal smoking materials: up to 4 books of matches may be carried on your person. Note: Strike-anywhere matches and all lighters are forbidden at all times. (For lighter exceptions, see focus F*BAG/LIGHTERS)
  • Alcoholic beverages may be carried when they contain from 24 to 70 percent alcohol by volume (48 to 140 proof) and each container (bottle) cannot exceed 5 liters. Also limited to 5 liters per passenger. Items under 24 percent or 48 proof (most beer and wine) are unlimited. Notes: Alcoholic beverages may be taxed or subject to duty by a government, and the Customs agency may improve more restrictive limits. Passengers must abide by our normal limits to the number of bags, and would be required to pay excess baggage fees for items over the allowable limit.
  • Carbon dioxide solid (dry ice) is allowed but is limited to a total of two kilograms (4.4 pounds) in checked or carry-on luggage. The dry ice must be declared and the box must be marked and labeled correctly.
  • Carbon dioxide cylinders may be carried when they are for use in mechanical prosthetic limbs, or while contained in a personal life vest but are limited to two per vest and two spares.
  • Battery-operated mobility devices must be properly declared and prepared for transport.
  • Hair curlers or curling irons containing hydrocarbon gas are limited to one set per passenger or crew member. The safety cover must be fitted over the heating element. Note: Spare cartridges are not allowed.
  • One small medical or clinical thermometer in a protective case.
  • Motorized items that use a liquid fuel, are battery powered, or incorporate an internal combustion engine are not allowed even if all visible fuel is drained from a used device. The item is restricted and cannot travel as baggage. Note: These items can be carried if they're new and are in their original packaging.

Other items commonly thought to be dangerous goods that are not restricted for carriage, such as personal-use alkaline batteries, gas shock absorbers, household air conditioning units, empty scuba tanks, etc., are allowed in passenger or crew baggage and are not classified as dangerous goods. However, some items that might be considered safe may not be. Do not attempt to carry fireworks, car batteries, used chainsaws/generators, large amounts of acetone (finger nail polish remover), household cleaners (oven cleaner, aerosol disinfectants, etc.), self-inflating life rafts, paints, varnishes, CO2 cartridges (for paint ball guns, bike tire inflation), camp stove fuel (propane, butane, "white gas," gasoline, etc.), lighter fluids, or fire extinguishers.




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HAZMAT Regulation Changes for Part 135 Operatators


SFAR-99, which previously contained procedures associated with hazardous materials training program and manual contents expired on February 7, 2007. Previously used (FAA) templates have been replaced by specific code citations.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its hazardous materials (HAZMAT) training requirements for certain air carriers and commercial operators. In addition, the FAA is requiring that certain repair stations provide documentation showing that persons handling HAZMAT for transportation have been trained, as required by the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). The FAA is updating its regulations because HAZMAT transportation and the aviation industry have changed significantly since the FAA promulgated its HAZMAT regulations over 25 years ago. The rule will set clear HAZMAT training standards and ensure uniform compliance with HAZMAT training requirements.

All Title 14 CFR part 121, 135, 125 and 91K operators are required to provide training on the identification of hazardous materials to their personnel. The requirements for part 121 and part 135 operators to receive approval and/or acceptance of the hazardous materials manual and training program have significantly changed. For complete information, refer to FAA Notice 8000.352, Revision of Operations Specification A055 for the Carriage of Hazardous Materials.

After February 7, 2007, FAA must issue a revised OpSpec A055 to authorize certificate holders to transport HAZMAT pursuant to the manual requirements of sections 121.135(b)(23) or 135.23(c). Also, after February 7, 2007, certificate holders must comply with the training program requirements of sections 121.1003 through 121.1007 or sections 135.503 through 135.507, as applicable.