Provisions for Dangerous Goods carried by passengers or crew


Dangerous Goods in Baggage

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a hazard to health, safety, property or to the environment and which are shown in the list of dangerous goods in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, or which are classified according to these Regulations.

In addition to the IATA DGR rules, the following international and national regulations, standards and recommended practices have been taken into account in designing ETF policies, procedures and instructions with regard to dangerous goods transportation:

  • ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices
    1. Annex 18 to the Chicago Convention, last effective edition;
    2. Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, Doc 9284-AN/905 (ICAO TI), last effective edition including addenda and corrigenda;
    3.  Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents involving Dangerous Goods, Doc 9481-AN/928), last effective edition.
  •  European Community (EC) Regulation
    1. AIR OPS – Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • National Regulation of Croatia
    1. Pravilnik o uvjetima i načinu prijevoza opasnih roba zrakom
    2. Zakon o prijevozu opasnih tvari

    (a) In principle, dangerous goods are forbidden to be carried by passengers and crew, except as otherwise provided in table below, in accordance with IATA DGR and ETF Airways handling procedures.

    ETF Airways publish on its website information on those dangerous goods which may be carried by passengers in accordance with Table 1. “Provisions for DG carried by passengers or crew”. ETF Airways passenger and ground handling service providers are informed about provisions for carriage of dangerous goods by passengers and crew and they shall have it available at each location where passengers are processed. ETF Airways and its handling agent must inform passengers about dangerous goods that passengers are forbidden to transport aboard an aircraft. The information may be provided in text or pictorial form, electronically, or verbally and must be provided to passengers at the point of ticket purchase or, if this is not practical, made available in another manner to passengers prior to boarding pass issuance and at boarding pass issuance or prior to boarding the aircraft. ETF Airways or its handling agent and the airport operator must ensure that information on the types of dangerous goods which are forbidden for transport aboard an aircraft is communicated effectively to passengers. This information must be presented at each of the places at an airport where tickets and boarding passes are issued, in aircraft boarding areas and at any other location where passengers are issued boarding passes and checked baggage is accepted. This information must include visual examples of dangerous goods forbidden from transport aboard an aircraft and should be prominently displayed in sufficient numbers also in baggage claim areas.

Specific transport conditions are applicable for defined items that:

  • Require the approval of the operator prior to the acceptance
  • Are permitted in or as checked baggage
  • Are permitted in or as cabin baggage
  • Have to be carried on one’s person only
  • Require notification of the pilot-in-command (NOTOC) on their location on the aircraft

For items listed in the Table 1. which are permitted only with the operator’s approval, and listed below:

4) Battery powered mobility aids (e.g. wheelchairs);
9) Cylinders of oxygen or air required for medical use;
12)  Cartridges of Division 2.2 with no subsidiary hazard fitted into a self- inflating personal safety device such as a life-jacket or vest;
13)  Cartridges of Division 2.2 with no subsidiary hazard for other than self- inflating personal safety device;
14)  Cartridges and cylinders of Division 2.2 with no subsidiary hazard contained in an avalanche rescue backpack;
18) Dry ice; Cartridges in Division 1.4S (UN 0012 or UN 0014);
23) Dangerous goods incorporated in security-type equipment, such as attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc.

Passengers are expected to declare their intention to carry an item at least 72 hours before the flight to the:

ETF Ground Operations:

If case-by-case consideration is considered appropriate for items requiring operator approval, the Ground Operations Manager or role within the operation that may grant approval for the carriage of such items and the basis upon which approvals will be granted should be stated.

(b) All persons tasked with passenger and baggage acceptance shall:

  • Be trained according to the training requirements in the IATA DGR.
  • Must verify with the passengers that they are not carrying forbidden dangerous goods during the check-in and baggage acceptance process.
  • Be aware of commonly carried items and question passengers where there is a suspicion of their carriage (e.g., camping equipment, hunters).
  • Handle and report any dangerous goods occurrences, e.g. forbidden dangerous good identified in checked baggage, in line with the operating airline procedures.

All ETF Airways personnel included in flight operations must be properly trained in order to recognize any DG that might be carried on board an aircraft, intentionally or unintentionally, which may impose a risk to safety. Training shall be conducted in accordance with ETF Airways OM-D, Chapter 2.4.1.


Notwithstanding any additional restrictions that may be implemented by States in the interests of aviation security, passengers or crew are forbidden to carry dangerous goods, either as or in carry-on baggage, checked baggage or on their person, unless the dangerous goods are permitted in accordance with Table 1. “Provisions for DG carried by passengers or crew” and:

  • Carried by passengers or crew for personal use only;
  • Contained in baggage that has been separated from its owner during transit (e.g. lost baggage or improperly routed baggage); and
  • Contained within items of excess baggage sent as cargo.

Passengers and crew may carry commodities in their baggage which can be considered dangerous goods. Refer to a list of accepted dangerous goods for passenger use.
Handling agent must be aware of commonly carried items and question passengers when there is suspicion of their carriage (e.g. camping equipment, hunters).

Should undeclared or mis-declared dangerous goods be discovered, this must be reported to ETF Airways and Supervisor, State of Authority, and all items cannot be permitted to travel.