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How to complete Shipper's Declarations for Dangerous Goods when shipping oxygen cylinders in Aviation Logistics Blog

When preparing Oxygen Cylinders for air transport, you must complete a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods. As always, accuracy is the key to avoiding potential delays. Below is a short training video that details how to fill out the form according to the IATA regulations:


To summarize:

  • The original form must be tendered and signed with an original signature, in ink -- no fax, photocopy or email will be accepted
  • The name and address of the shipper and consignee, number of pages and any shipper reference information must be placed into the appropriate boxes
  • Cross out the items that do not apply, for example “Cargo Aircraft Only” and “Radioactive”
  • Enter the UN number -- UN 1072, the Proper Shipping Name -- oxygen, compressed, and Hazard Class and Subsidiary Risk -- 2.2 (5.1)
  • Enter the number of packages being shipped in this shipment, the type of packaging, and the net quantity of gas inside the cylinder
  • Packing Instruction used is 200
  • Enter the “24-hr. emergency response Tel. No.” using all of those words. The telephone number must be one that can be dialed from anywhere in the world
  • Put the name and title of the person completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration, including the place (the city) and the date
  • Tender at least 3 originals to your freight forwarder or airline for each flight leg


Don't forget to view our full length video on how to classify, package and ship oxygen cylinders.

Training Video:   Shipping Oxygen Cylinders by Air
To learn more how to prepare oxygen cylinder shipments for air transport, please view our easy to follow video training and learn:

- classification guidelines
- IATA and DOT packaging and labeling regulations
- how to complete Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods 

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HAZMAT Training & Compliance
Michael Gotz has developed IATA-certified Dangerous Goods training programs and has been a panelist in numerous IATA Dangerous Goods international conferences. He is the author of published journal articles on the subject of the air... Read more.