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Pilots’ Association Files Proposals to Limit State of Charge on Lithium ion Batteries Contained in Equipment and Vehicles When Shipped by Air

In anticipation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel Meeting scheduled for mid-November, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) has filed five proposals that would establish new state of charge limits  on lithium ion batteries contained in equipment and vehicles when shipped by air.  Generally, the proposed limitations would require lithium ion cells and batteries to be offered for transport at the “lowest practical state of charge but not exceeding 30% of the rated energy capacity.”  PRBA is working with numerous associations in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea to respond to IFALPA’s  proposals.

For more information on the proposals, please contact George Kerchner at 202.719.4109 or [email protected].