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Aviation Security - Prohibited Articles List

As and from 29th April 2010, Regulation (EC) No 185/2010, laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, brings into effect the prohibition of the following articles for carriage 1) on the person or within cabin baggage and 2) within hold baggage.

 

Passenger And Cabin Baggage

List Of Prohibited Articles

1.      Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

1.1.     Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

a)                Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns

b)                Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons

c)                Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights

d)                Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rofles and ball bearing guns

e)                Signal flare pistols and starter pistols

f)                 Bow, cross bows and arrows

g)                Harpoon guns and spear guns

h)                Slingshots and catapults

1.2.     Stunning devices devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

a)                Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons

b)                Animal stunners and animal killers

c)                Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper spray, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

1.3.     Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge objects with a sharp point or       sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

a)                Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers

b)                Ice axes and ice picks

c)                Razor blades

d)                Box cutters

e)                Knives with blades of more than 6cms

f)                 Scissors with blades of more than 6cms as measured from the fulcrum

g)                Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge

h)                Swords and sabres

1.4.     Workmens tools tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

a)                Crowbars

b)                Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills

c)                Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cms capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels

d)                Saws, including cordless portable power saws

e)                Blowtorches

f)                 Bolt guns and nail guns

1.5.     Blunt instruments objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

a)                Baseball and softball bats

b)                Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks

c)                Martial arts equipment

1.6.     Explosive and incendiary substances and devices explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

a)                Ammunition

b)                Blasting caps

c)                Detonators and fuses

d)                Replica or imitation explosive devices

e)                Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores

f)                 Fireworks and other pyrotechnics

g)                Smoke-generating canisters and smoke generating cartridges

h)                Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

 

Hold Baggage

Prohibited Articles

2.      Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage:

2.1.     Explosives and incendiary substances and devices explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

a)                Ammunition

b)                Blasting caps

c)                Detonators and fuses

d)                Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores

e)                Fireworks and other pyrotechnics

f)                 Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges

g)                Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

 

2.2.     Among the items listed as prohibited from being carried in the hold of an aircraft is ammunition.  However, according to point 5.4.2 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) 185/2010, exemptions may be granted on condition that the appropriate authority has national rules permitting the carriage of the article and, that applicable safety rules are complied with.

2.3.     To date, Ireland has allowed for the carrying of ammunition in hold baggage provided that certain conditions are complied with. Ireland intends, in common with most EU Member States, to continue to permit the carriage of ammunition in hold baggage provided that it is declared and transported in accordance with Dangerous Goods Regulations and it is the policy of the Air Carrier in question to allow for the carriage of such items.