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Lithium risk revives cargo-hold conversion mandate

March 12, 2019 / DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW

European safety regulators are proposing regulatory changes which would require operators of aircraft with Class D cargo or baggage compartments to convert them to a higher fire-resistant standard.Close to 500 large aircraft registered in EASA member states are fitted with Class D compartments, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency estimates.EASA had previously examined the issue in 2013 but decided that the overall cost-benefit of mandatory conversion – to either Class C or Class E – was too low to warrant a regulatory change.