SABATAIR – Safe Transport of Lithium Batteries by Air

Lithium ion cell exposure to an on-board external fire

The main objective of the project is the evaluation of specific packaging solutions and other operational measures aimed for the safe transportation (as cargo) of both lithium metal and lithium ion batteries on board commercial transport aircraft.
The project aims at supporting the development of the new SAE AS6413 packaging standard for air cargo.
The effectiveness of the packaging solutions and transport measures are validated through a series of experimental tests, representative of the operating conditions encountered by air transport.  
A comprehensive risk assessment method has been developed to support operators in using the solutions and measures in their daily operations.
The SABATAIR project is funded by the European Commission and managed by EASA.

The final report for SABATAIR will be available on this page.
The intermediate report on fire tests performed using a chamber representative of an aircraft cargo compartment is provided for information.

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