The broad principles governing the international transport of dangerous goods by air are contained in Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation —The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. The Technical Instructions amplify the basic provisions of Annex 18 and contain all the detailed instructions necessary for the safe international transport of dangerous goods by air.
 
Dangerous goods can be carried safely by air transport providing certain principles are adopted. These principles have been used in developing the Technical Instructions. They are intended to facilitate transport while providing a level of safety such that dangerous goods can be carried without placing an aircraft or its occupants at risk, providing all the requirements are fulfilled. They try to ensure that should an incident occur it cannot lead to an accident.
 

 Addenda/Corrigenda to the Technical Instructions

 

2013-2014 Edition:

31 December 2013
Corrigendum No. 3 to the Technical Instructions (2013/2014 Edition)  (new)
10 June 2013
Addendum No. 3 to the Technical Instructions (2013/2014 Edition) 
7 May 2013
Corrigendum No. 2 to the Technical Instructions (2013/2014 Edition)
5 April 2013
Addendum No. 2/Corrigendum No. 1 to the Technical Instructions (2013/2014 Edition) 
13 February 2013
Addendum No. 1 to the Technical Instructions (2013/2014 Edition) 

2011-2012 Edition:

1 November 2012
Addendum No. 6 to the Technical Instructions (2011/2012 Edition) 

(APPLICABLE 1 NOVEMBER, 2012)

1 November 2012
Addendum to the Supplement to the Technical Instructions (2011/2012 Edition) 

(APPLICABLE 1 NOVEMBER, 2012)

17 July 2012
Addendum No. 5
30 March 2012
Addendum No. 4
26 April 2011
Addendum No. 3/Corrigendum No. 2
12 April 2011
Addendum No. 2

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8 December 2010
Addendum No. 1
31 December 2010
Corrigendum No. 1

2009-2010 Edition:

8 December 2010
Addendum No. 5
15 March, 2010
Addendum No. 4/Corrigendum No. 3
24 March, 2009
Addendum No. 3/Corrigendum No. 2
19 February, 2009
Addendum No. 2/Corrigendum No. 1
31 December 2008
Addendum No. 1 (Russian and Spanish only)

Addendum to the Supplement to the Technical Instructions (2009-2010 Edition):

15 March 2010
Addendum No. 1
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Interested persons may purchase copies of the Technical Instructions and Annex 18 online or from ICAO at the following address:
 
International Civil Aviation Organization
Attention: Document Sales Unit
999 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3C 5H7
E-mail:   Sales@icao.int
 
For further information you may contact:
Dr. Katherine Rooney
Chief, Dangerous Goods Section
E-mail: dgs@icao.int