Qualcomm, partners launching new CV2X pilot in Honolulu

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On the heels of the C-V2X direct communications program launch last week in San Diego, Qualcomm announced the launch of a new C-V2X pilot program in Honolulu.

Toyota launches Hui car share service in Honolulu through Servco Pacific; MSPF application

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Seventy Toyota and Lexus vehicles are available for reservation through the Hui mobile app (for iOS and Android devices) by the hour or day at 25 easily accessible locations throughout Honolulu. In Hawaii, Toyota launched a new round-trip, station-based car share service called Hui.


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Port of Honolulu testing hydrogen fuel cell generator; Sandia-led Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project

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s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu is supplying the hydrogen to power the fuel cell. At Young Brothers Ltd.’s

Sandia Labs project team building fuel cell cold ironing system for deployment at Port of Honolulu in 2015

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A Sandia National Laboratories project team, including a number of industry partners, is designing and building a cold-ironing fuel cell system that will be deployed in the Port of Honolulu in 2015. Other stakeholders include the US Coast Guard and its local Sector Honolulu office and the American Bureau of Shipping.

Hawaii responds to global warming threat against Waikiki beach

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that may suffer the effects of climate change could be Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, according to a 2017 report by the Hawaii Climate Commission report, which showed. Climate scientists have issued frequent warning about the effects of rising sea levels from global warming on cities such as Miami and New York. But among the first places in the U.S.

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ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Honolulu, HI. Honolulu, HI. ChargePoint—the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas in the US for EV drivers.

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Why e-mobility is such a hot spot for innovation right now


Elemental Excelerator is a Honolulu and East Palo Alto, California-based cleantech startup accelerator that finds and funds mobility startups to work with corporates, community-based organizations, and cities. Electrek spoke with Danielle J.

Sion Power reports 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C for Li-ion battery with Li-metal anode technology

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Dr. Yuriy Mikhaylik, Sion Power’s Director of Materials, is presenting details on this performance in an invited presentation at the ECS meeting in Honolulu this week. Sion Power reported that a Licerion-Ion system has achieved 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge conditions.

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ATI FlyZero project finds green liquid hydrogen most viable zero-carbon emission fuel for aircraft

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This means destinations including San Francisco (4664 nmi) and Beijing (4414 nmi) are within reach from London direct while Auckland (9991 nmi), Sydney (9198 nmi) and Honolulu (6289 nmi) are in reach with just one stop.

Toyota and Servco Pacific pilot test new car share application in Hawaii

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Servco) have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu. When the employee-only pilot testing program concludes, Servco, the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Hawaii, will use the car-sharing technology to launch a new Honolulu-based car share business by the end of 2017. Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc.

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America will invest in metro-based direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations in 18 metro areas, including these new metro areas in Cycle 2: Atlanta, Baltimore, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Electrify America has released its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2; Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019.

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Study: US counties with higher PM2.5 concentrations have more stroke deaths

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in the air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. In a nationwide study, counties with higher concentration of PM 2.5

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More details on work supporting NEC prototype 4.5V Li-ion battery; modified LiNiMnO cathode and fluorinated electrolyte

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At PRiME 2012 (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science), in Honolulu, a team from NEC’s Smart Energy Research Laboratories led by Takehiro Noguchi presented a paper describing work on cathode materials and electrolytes enabling the higher-capacity prototype cell. Honolulu PRiME 2012. NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Mineta San José International Airport (SJC); Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU); and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems.

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

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The 25 cities are dotted all over the country from Hartford to Honolulu. Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. A previous Pike research report highlighted 6 cities expected to be early EV adopters: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and

INRIX: shared bikes and scooters could replace nearly 50% of downtown vehicle trips

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Honolulu, Hawaii; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Nashville, Tennessee are the Top 3 cities with the greatest profile for micromobility to succeed and reduce vehicle trips in the US, according to INRIX. Micromobility (defined as shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters) could deliver substantial benefits to consumers and businesses around the world, including efficient and cost-effective travel, reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions and a boost to the local economy.

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DOE awards $20M to 10 hydrogen production and delivery technologies projects

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University of Hawaii of Honolulu, Hawaii will receive $3 million to develop photoelectrodes for direct solar water splitting. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $20 million to ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies: six on hydrogen production and four on hydrogen delivery.

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Can the Artemis Moon Mission Revive the Glamour of Big Tech?

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On the Clipper’s very first return flight from Honolulu to San Francisco, disaster was very narrowly averted when the big seaplane landed in the bay with just 1 minute of fuel left in its tanks. Today, the phrase “big tech” typically resonates negatively.

Renault-Nissan sells its 100,000th electric car

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In the United States, the LEAF is among the top 10 vehicles sold in San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th electric car globally. Renault-Nissan has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined, the automakers noted. More than 71,000 people worldwide have bought Nissan LEAF, which made its debut in 2010; LEAF makes up more than half of all global sales of pure electric cars.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). Honolulu, with 26 quick chargers, has one of densest charging grids in the US. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge. Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Nissan LEAF sales in the United States are up by 335% year-over-year since the launch of the enhanced 2013 model in March. Earlier post.)

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ZSW develops process for Li-ion batteries with extended cycle life; 10,000 charge cycles

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The ZSW researchers outlined the basics for optimizing cycling stability through the balancing of anode and cathode in a presentation later that year at the Honolulu PRiME 2012 meeting of The Electrochemical Society. Wilka, Alice Hoffmann, Rainer Stern and Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens (2012) Influence of Anode/Cathode Balancing on Cycling Stability of Lithium Ion Cells (ECS Honolulu PRIME 2012).

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Project shows maritime fuel cell generator can increase energy efficiency by up to 30% at part load; reliability and cost issues

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Project partner Young Brothers operated the generator for 10 months powering refrigerated containers in Honolulu, Hawaii. One opportunity to do so was identified in Honolulu Harbor at the Young Brothers Ltd. (YB) A recent project demonstrated a 100 kW fuel cell generator with 72 kg of hydrogen storage for marine applications.

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FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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Honolulu Department of Transportation Services. The Honolulu Department of Transportation Services will receive funds to purchase electric buses to support fleet expansion, on-route chargers and associated charging infrastructure.

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Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

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Proton OnSite has been awarded a purchase order from HydraFLX Systems Ltd to install a hydrogen generator at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility outside Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is being upgraded in cooperation with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Proton OnSite, formerly Proton Energy Systems, will be delivering a FuelGen C30 proton exchange membrane electrolyzer to the base on 26 August.

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New low-voltage W-band millimeter-wave technology; applicable for cars, bikes, cellphones

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Details of the technology are being presented this week at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) 201 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) have developed a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS’s Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology.

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Coulomb Technologies Secures $14M in Series B Funding

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in 2008, to the latest opening in Honolulu Hawaii, the ChargePoint Network is used by thousands of EV drivers looking to quickly and safely fuel their electric vehicles. Coulomb Technologies, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, has secured $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures. Coulomb will use the funds to expand research and development, operations capital and sales.

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Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy issue RFI to advance drop-in biofuels for military and commercial transportation

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Representatives from USDA, DOE or Department of Navy will be present at the following events and available to answer industry questions: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, Honolulu, HI 13-15 September; SRI in the Rockies Conference, New Orleans, LA 2-5 October; Naval Energy Forum, Washington, DC 13-14 October; AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN 16-21 October; Global Cleantech 100 Summit, Washington, DC 17-18 October; Florida Energy Summit (Farm to Fuel), Orlando, FL 26-28 October.

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USC team uses mixed conduction membranes to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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The authors presented this paper earlier at the Honolulu, Hawaii, Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in October 2016. One of the major issues hobbling the commercialization of high energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries is the “polysulfide shuttle”—the shuttling of polysulfide ions between the cathode and anode. The polysulfide shuttle is a major technical issue that limits the electrical performance and cycle life of this type of battery.

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US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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Integrated at US Hybrid’s Honolulu facility, the 25-passenger shuttle bus utilizes a 30 kW fuel cell fueled by a 20 kg hydrogen storage and delivery system. The hydrogen shuttle bus. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan confirms Hawaii electric vehicle partnership

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The partnership was confirmed at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu and is the first definitive agreement reached by the company in the United [.]. Nissan North America has formed an electric vehicle partnership with the state of Hawaii as it bids to introduce an electric vehicle charging network in the area.

787 Dreamliner sets speed and distance records for its weight class; 20% more fuel efficient

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On the second segment, the Dreamliner flew over Singapore, the Philippines and Guam before entering US airspace over Honolulu and returning to Seattle. Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. The airplane is 20% more fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes.

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smart fortwo electric drive Debuts in the US

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The dealership, to be named smart center Honolulu, will open later this month and be managed by the Hawaii Automotive Retailing Group. The smart electric drive. Click to enlarge. The smart fortwo electric drive has made its debut in the United States. smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. will launch a program this fall that will place electric drive vehicles with partners in select regions of the country.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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Eleven of the metropolitan areas in this study have four or more major utility actions in place: Holland, Bridgeport, Atlanta, Athens, Austin, Honolulu, Kahului, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Eureka. A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses which policy actions are behind the regional leading markets in the US for electric vehicles.

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Fraunhofer researchers report significant extension to Li-S cycle life with silicon anodes and CNT-sulfur composite cathodes

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Honolulu PRiME 2012. Lithium-sulfur batteries are of great interest for electromobility applications, among others, due to their high specific energy and relatively low cost, but are challenged by significant capacity decay over cycling. Earlier post.) Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden, Germany say they have developed new cathode and anode designs for lithium-sulfur batteries that can increase the cycle life by a factor of seven.

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Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Walsh (2012) “ Comparison of Air Cathodes and Aluminium Anodes for High-Power Density Alkaline Aluminium-Air Batteries ,” Honolulu PRiME 2012. Alcoa and Israel-based Phinergy have entered into a joint development agreement to develop further Phinergy ’s aluminum-air batteries.

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GE and Better Place Partner to Accelerate EV Infrastructure Deployment; Integrating GE WattStation with Better Place Services

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Target pilot locations include cities in North America, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Ontario, Canada, as well as cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. GE’s WattStation. Click to enlarge.

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Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company.

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US MARAD study finds marine use of natural gas substantially reduces some air pollutants and slightly reduces GHG emissions

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The OGV was modeled on two West Coast routes, one from Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) to Shanghai, China, and the other from LA/LB to Honolulu, HI. A recently released total fuel cycle analysis for maritime case studies shows that natural gas fuels reduce some air quality pollutants substantially, and reduce major greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slightly, when compared to conventional petroleum-based marine fuels (low-sulfur and high-sulfur).

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NEC develops prototype 4.5V, long-life manganese Li-ion battery; 30% more energy density, high capacity and light weight

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NEC presented the new cell at PRIME 2012, the Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science, in Honolulu. High voltage lithium-ion battery prototype. Click to enlarge. NEC Corporation has developed a prototype next-generation manganese lithium-ion battery featuring cathodes that support higher voltage operations (4.5V rather than 3.8V) and an electrolyte solution that improves the stability of the higher voltage operations.

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Nissan and Hawaii Partner on EVs

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The partnership, which was announced at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu, marks Nissan’s first definitive agreement in the United States, the company said. Nissan North America and the state of Hawaii formed a partnership to promote the development of electric vehicles, and an electric-vehicle charging network, throughout the state.

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Sandia study finds fuel cell barges may be attractive lower-cost cold-ironing solution for some types of vessels at some ports

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Honolulu, Hawaii; and Seattle, Wash. Hawaii’s Honolulu Harbor in Oahu had a different need. Basic concept of a fuel cell barge. Although two containers are shown here, the actual number of containers would depend on the power and energy requirements of the vessel to be powered. Credit: Pratt and Harris (2013). Click to enlarge.

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Sandia Labs partnering with Red and White Fleet to develop high-speed H2 fuel cell passenger ferry and world’s largest H2 refueling station

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Sandia also leads the Maritime Fuel Cell (MarFC) project, which is piloting the use of a hydrogen fuel cell to power refrigerated containers on land and on transport barges at the Port of Honolulu. Sandia National Laboratories and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet are partnering in a project—SF-BREEZE (San Francisco Bay Renewable Energy Electric vessel with Zero Emissions)—to develop a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry and refueling station.

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Air Line Pilots Association Calls for Temporary Ban on Li-ion and Li-metal Battery Shipments on Airliners

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The incidents, which took place in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Honolulu, Hawaii were similar to a 2006 battery fire aboard a DC-8 in Philadelphia, Pa. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling on the US government to prohibit shipments of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries on passenger and all-cargo aircraft until new regulations are in place to ensure the safe transport of these materials.

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