Dangerous Goods Authority

Air ambulances are subject to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

When an air ambulance transports dangerous goods without a patient the full requirements of the Act and Regulations apply.

When an air ambulance transports dangerous goods to provide, during flight, medical aid to a patient certain exemptions from the Act and Regulations apply, see subsection 2.9(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and section 1;1.1.2 of the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions.

When a patient brings a medical article for personal use, including articles containing oxygen, on board as carry-on baggage that article is exempt form the Act and Regulations, see paragraph 2.3(f) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Where compressed oxygen or air cylinders are integral to the aircraft configuration such installations shall be approved by the appropriate regional airworthiness authority.

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