(1) In this Part:
"accept" , used in relation to a package or consignment, has the same meaning as in the Technical Instructions.
"Australian aircraft operator" means an operator of an Australian aircraft.
"commercial operator" means an operator engaging in commercial air transport operations or commercial aerial work operations.
"dangerous goods accident" means an event involving dangerous goods that occurs in the course of the goods being carried, or consigned for carriage, on an aircraft and results in:
(a) a fatal or serious injury to a person; or
(b) serious damage to the aircraft or any cargo carried on the aircraft.
"dangerous goods incident" means an event (other than a dangerous goods accident) involving dangerous goods that occurs in the course of the goods being carried, or consigned for carriage, on an aircraft and that:
(a) results in:
(i) the escape of smoke or flames from the container or package in which the goods are contained; or
(ii) breakage of the container or package in which the goods are contained; or
(iii) any escape of the goods or part of them from the container or package in which they are contained; or
(iv) leakage of fluid or radiation from the container or package in which the goods are contained; or
(b) seriously jeopardises, or is likely to seriously jeopardise, the aircraft or its occupants.
"dangerous goods manual" means a manual kept by an operator in accordance with regulation 92.045 or 92.050.
"freight forwarder" means a person who offers the service of arranging the transport of cargo by air.
"ground handling agent" means a person who performs, on behalf of an operator, the service of accepting, handling, loading, unloading, transferring or otherwise processing cargo, passengers or baggage.
"shipment" means shipment by air.
"shipper of dangerous goods" means a person who consigns dangerous goods for carriage on an aircraft.
"Technical Instructions means, at a particular time, the edition that is valid at that time of the document entitled Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air" , issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Note 1: Each edition of the Technical Instructions states in its Introduction the dates between which it is valid. The edition for 2003-2004 of the Technical Instructions is valid from 1 March 2003 to 31 December 2004 or until the next edition becomes valid. The Technical Instructions are available (as a printed document only) from the ICAO's Document Sales Unit at:
ICAO, Document Sales Unit
999 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3C 5H7
Telephone: (514) 954-8022
Fax: (514) 954-6769
Note 2: General industry practice is to follow the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, which are issued more frequently than the Technical Instructions. The requirements of the IATA Regulations are either the same as, or more stringent than, the requirements of the Technical Instructions. If that is so, compliance with the IATA Regulations will automatically result in compliance with the Technical Instructions.
(2) An expression used in both this Part and the Technical Instructions has, unless the contrary intention appears, the same meaning in this Part as in the Technical Instructions.