Dangerous goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air.
Most dangerous goods can be safely transported by air if the risk they pose is reduced to an acceptable level by limiting the quantity per package to an approved quantity, and ensuring that they are properly packaged and handled so that the package will not fail during transit.
Acceptance of dangerous goods by Coyne Airways or one of our interline partners is in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Technical Instructions for the Safe Carriage of Dangerous Goods and all applicable domestic and international rules and regulations.
It is the legal responsibility of everyone involved in shipping Dangerous Goods to be aware of and to comply with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Carriage of Dangerous Goods.
It is a violation of law to tender cargo containing dangerous goods that have not been properly declared, identified, packaged, marked, labeled, or documented to any airline. Failure to properly identify and tender a dangerous goods shipment is an offence.
Dangerous Goods Indicators
We require our customers to give a complete and accurate description of the goods being shipped. Descriptions that may require more complete information include, but are not limited to: consolidation, household goods, chemicals, cylinders, fuels, laboratory testing equipment, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and personal effects.
Items that do not have complete descriptions are subject to additional screening. We reserve the right on behalf of ourselves and our interline partners to screen or open and inspect all shipments presented for transportation to ensure that they comply with their description.
We also reserve the right to refuse any shipment that could possibly contain undeclared or improperly prepared Dangerous Goods.
Document, Packaging and Labeling Requirements
Any shipment containing dangerous goods must be packaged, marked and labelled in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, and should be accompanied by two copies of a Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods, signed by the shipper.
For additional information concerning the shipment of dangerous goods, please see http://www.iata.org/cargo If you have any doubt that you may be transporting a dangerous good please contact the IATA Dangerous Goods hotline at 1-514-390-6770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coyne Airways helping Georgian children to learn English
Coyne Airways has brought hundreds of children’s book from Great Britain to Georgia since 2003 free of charge. These books are on their way to villages all over Georgia, where they are helping children between five and nine years old learn English. While the schools have reference books and encyclopaedias, they are very short of story books, especially illustrated ones.
The books are collected from schools and charity bazaars in England by Genette Dagtoglou, A London-based octogenarian, she has organised book missions for children in various countries for nearly 20 years now. She selects ones with plenty of pictures, good vocabularies and appealing stories.
Getting books to Georgia was a challenge because logistics between the UK and Georgia are not well developed. Normal land, sea or air services would be too expensive for this charitable work, which Genette has been funding by herself. So Coyne Airways came to the rescue.
The books are sent out from Tbilisi to the villages, making the rest of their journey with English language teachers who live in the remoter corners of Georgia for months. The donated book parcels are warmly received by these volunteer teachers, as it provides new learning materials, and by the children, as this way of learning is fun. Despite the numbers of books, there are not sufficient to give the children their own copies, but they enjoy reading aloud from them to their fellow classmates, and pouring over the pictures together.