Dylan Francis Vandemark from CellBlock FCS will present Emerging Technology in Lithium-Ion Battery Safety at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Flight Operations Group conference on February 28th. The event, Lithium Batteries – A Rising Risk In Aviation, will address the prevalence of lithium-ion battery-powered PEDs on aircraft and the consequences of this trend. Live demonstrations of battery fire suppression techniques will also be held throughout the day, weather permitting.
A typical commercial flight could have more than 500 lithium batteries on board including devices such as laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones, cameras, electronic watches, e-readers and electronic flight bags. Lithium batteries present a potentially serious fire hazard, including fire, explosion, smoke and fumes. These fires fires are increasing in frequency, therefore, it is essential that aircraft crews are trained in the identification and mitigation of lithium battery fires.
This conference is hosted in concert with the release of the Flight Operations Group Specialist Document “Smoke and Fire in Transport Aircraft” Edition 5. CellBlock FCS and Flame Aviation are sponsors for the conference.