Handling Lithium Battery as Passenger or Crew Baggage

Wynd Rizaldy, Erwansyah Sjarief, Prasadja Ricardianto, Muhammad Rifni


The purpose of this paper to maintain flight safety and zero accident rates related to the level of safety of the use of electronic devices and lithium / non lithium batteries when passengers onboard on a plane. This research study reviews and analyzes the handling of bringing separately the electronic equipment containing lithium ion and/or metal batteries by referring the rules set by IATA (International Air Transport Association).  In the Dangerous goods regulation book  59th Edition of 2018, and which have not been regulated but there have been events related to Passengers carry lithium batteries and electronic devices into the aircraft cabin.  Also associated with the latest Circular from the Ministry of Transportation No. 015 of 2018 concerning Provisions to Carry Portable Battery Chargers (Power Banks) and Spare of the Lithium Batteries on Airplanes that had the chance to viral through social media lately.  This research uses descriptive - explorative method. And obtain the secondary data from the Technical Instruction of The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), IATA DGR, last Seminar or workshop related to Lithium Battery Handling, and finally with the Focus Group Discussion. The results of this study to encourage interested parties, especially ground handling and airlines, as well as passengers to be able to apply appropriate handling methods and procedures when carrying the electronic equipment and batteries, then need actions when emergency conditions on the plane in the future.


Lithium Battery; Flight Safety; Implementation

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