Explosives Transport by Air

Phoenix Air has for over 35-years continuously held a Special Permit issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), authorizing Phoenix Air to transport in cargo-only aircraft Division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 explosives which are forbidden for transport by air, or exceed quantities authorized for transportation in cargo-only aircraft.

A copy of Phoenix Air’s U.S. DOT Explosives Special Permit can be obtained by contacting Phoenix Air’s Charter Department.  It can also be viewed online at the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration web site (www.phmsa.dot.gov).

With over 35-years of experience transporting explosives to destinations around the world, Phoenix Air is the most recognized air transport name in the hazardous materials carriage business among foreign governments and regulatory agencies. In addition to the United States, Phoenix Air holds explosives carriage licenses in six other countries, with general worldwide operating authority.

Examples of explosives which Phoenix Air transports regularly include:

  • Class 1.1D Shaped Charges for the Commercial Blasting Industry
  • Class 1.1F Projectile with Bursting Charge for the Defense Industry
  • Class 1.1B Detonators for the Oil Industry
  • Class 1.3C Rockets for the Defense Industry
  • Explosive Pyrotechnics for the Motion Picture Industry

This is only a partial list of explosives which Phoenix Air is authorized to carry onboard its cargo-only aircraft.  A Phoenix Air Hazardous Materials Specialist can discuss your individual needs and regulations concerning the type of hazardous materials requiring transport.

Phoenix Air is a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (www.isee.org).