Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods – Course Description

During this course you will learn about the handling of dangerous goods, hazards of dangerous goods and the regulations involved.
The training is a mandatory requirement for all pilots, cabin crew and staff associated with passenger and cargo handling (even for operators without authorization for DGs).

The course is fulfilling the requirement for initial and recurrent training in accordance with the JAR-OPS, GGBV, ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). This training does not meet the requirements specified for operators and ground handling agent’s staff accepting dangerous goods.

Audience: This course is for flight crew members and load planners (IATA PC10) and for cabin crews (IATA PC11).

Duration: 16 hours (according § 41/1 GGBV)


● General philosophy
● History
● Validity of training
● Definitions
● Approval for the operator (AOC)

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)


Case Studies

● Fatal accidents
● Occurrences with passengers


● Shipper’s
● Operator’s
● Acceptance checklist


● to the commander (NOTOC)
● to personnel
● to passengers
● to accident agencies / ATC

List and Classification of DGs

● Classes and divisions
● IMP Code
● Compatibility
● UN-numbers

Marking, Labelling and Packing

● Labelling system
● Handling labels
● Subsidiary risk labels
● Packing groups
● Packing instructions

Categories of Dangerous Goods

● DGs forbidden in all aircraft
● DGs permitted on cargo aircraft only
● DGs permitted as cargo on pax aircraft
● DGs in operator‘s property
● DGs in passenger and crew baggage
● Hidden dangerous goods
● Dangerous goods in air mail

DGs not prohibited for Pax and Crews

Loading of Wheelchairs

State and Operator Variations

Storage, Loading & Segregation of DGs

● Transport Index / Table
● Calculation of minimum distances

Guidelines in Case of Damage to DGs

Aircraft Emergencies and Reporting

● Emergency response guide
● Drill code
● Reporting form

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