OMAN _ MUSCAT
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are published in order to provide procedures for the shipper and the operator by which articles and substances with hazardous properties can be safely transported by air on all commercial air transport.
In 1953, the Member airlines of IATA recognized the growing need to transport by air, articles and substances having hazardous properties which, if uncontrolled, could adversely affect the safety of the passengers, crew and/or aircraft on which they are carried. Experience in other modes of transport had demonstrated that most such articles and substances could be carried safely provided that the article or substance was properly packed and the quantities in each package were properly limited. Using this experience together with the industry's knowledge of the specialized characteristics of air transport, IATA developed the first regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by air. The first edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations was published in 1956 as the IATA Restricted Articles Regulations.