March 11, 2013 Air Canada Cargo will no longer accept UN3090, lithium metal or lithium alloy cells and batteries as cargo on Air Canada aircraft. This applies to Section IA, IB and Section II batteries of Packing Instruction 968.
Please note that this prohibition does not apply to:
Lithium metal or lithium alloy cells or batteries packed with or contained in equipment (UN3091) in accordance with Packing Instruction 969 and 970;
Lithium ion cells and batteries (UN3480 and UN3481) in accordance with Packing Instructions 965, 966 and 967.
Air Canada will place a Carrier Variation in the 55th Edition (2014) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.