Air Niugini conducts Dangerous Goods Training using the Competency based training methods

April 11, 2023

Air Niugini’s recent Dangerous Goods (DG) training was conducted using for the first time, Competency -based Training and Assessments (CBTA) methods as required by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Sixteen participants from Puma Energy, Exxon Mobil, DHL, Pentagon Freight Services, Hi-Lift and OK Tedi Mining Ltd were the first batch to use CBTA procedures, which is a new, mandated method of conducting and assessing DG training by ICAO and IATA.

Air Niugini’s Non-Technical Training Instructor, Martin Tugano said since the training was conducted using CBTA method, the participants will receive certificates with IATA co-branding.

He said “Receiving IATA co-branding certificate means that the training is internationally recognised and adds more value to their current skills and performance at work.”

Air Niugini is the only organization in the country offering Dangerous Goods (DG) training to external clients under the airline’s Part 141 training organization and issues certificates and licenses under Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Civil Aviation Rule (CAR) part 92.

Dangerous goods are articles or substances that may endanger the health or safety of persons on board the aircraft. Dangerous Goods training therefore provides the technical knowledge, skills, procedures and processes to ensure highest safety standards to satisfy ICAO /IATA/CASA PNG Regulatory requirements.

Mr Tugano said transporting dangerous goods by air is more restricted due to its change in pressure, temperature and vibration during transport and therefore, personnel shipping dangerous goods by air must know the international and national government regulations for safe transport.

“Training is key in transporting dangerous goods.  When shippers competently perform the functions of packing, marking, labelling, documenting, identifying and classifying DG, makes air transport safer.” Tugano said.

The next CBTA training scheduled for 10th to 14th April involving participants from Hevi-lift Aviation, Porgera Joint Venture, Manolos Aviation and ExxonMobil.

For dangerous good training requirements, please contact Air Niugini Training Centre on (675) 327 1481/ 73725101 or email: or


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Tuesday 11th  April, 2023