What is EASA’s mid term plan on Non-rechargeable Lithium batteries (NRLB) regarding qualification and Means of compliance (MoC) with the Non-rechargeable lithium batteries Special Conditions?
EASA intends that every single non/rechargeable Lithium battery installation shall be compliant with ETSO C142b or that any installation has to assure qualification level according to MOPS DO-227A or later standards.
The entry into force date will be based on the safety gain resulting from the installation of non-rechargeable lithium batteries meeting this MOPS DO-227A standard (and ff.) and the expected availability of ETSO C142b/DO-227A equipment.
The upcoming deadline for applications will be set to ensure that an adequate number of equipment compliant with ETSO C142b/DO-227A is available in the market thus leading to a smooth transition to the new approach.
It will lead to Means of Compliance (MoC) based on installation of ETSO C142a/MOPS DO-227 equipment complemented with a risk assessment at A/C level, as MoC with the Special Conditions applicable to Non-rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations (ref. SC-F25.1353-01) will not be accepted after the entry into force date of the new approach.