AIRWORTHINESS OF LITHIUM BATTERIES. PART 1: DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIRWORTHINESS STANDARD

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Authors
  1. Donaldson, G.J.
  2. Black, M.G.
Corporate Authors
Chief of Research and Development, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Research and Development Air
Abstract
In the Air element of the Canadian Forces, lithium batteries have been used since 1979 in three types of search and rescue beacons: Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and Crash Position Indicator (CPI). While the experience with lithium batteries in aircraft equipment has been limited, the possibility for serious safety hazards was recognized early and steps were taken to establish control over the process whereby lithium batteries were introduced. During that time there have been no operational safety incidents related to lithium batteries. This paper will discuss the approach being taken to develop an airworthiness standard for lithium batteries for use in Canadian military aircraft.
Keywords
Airworthiness;Li/SO2 battery system;Aircraft beacons
Date of publication
01 Apr 1995
Number of Pages
15
Reprinted from
Power Sources, v 15, 1995
DSTKIM No
95-03330
CANDIS No
148613
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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