Safety requirements for portable electronic devices placed on board by the operator

Controlled portable electronic devices (C-PEDs) containing lithium batteries, and external lithium batteries (including power banks) can catch fire and explode if poorly manufactured, faulty or misused. Such devices are subject to safety design and operational standards and similar requirements apply to lithium battery powered products taken on board aircraft for retail sale to passengers.

The applicable safety and operational requirements are available on the CAA website.

Aircraft operators are asked to verify that:

• appropriate safety documentation is held for all portable electronic devices taken on board by the operator;

• the in-flight sale procurement process addresses these requirements;
and
• conditions for the carriage and use of these electronic devices is provided in the operations manual and/or other appropriate manuals

SW2018/63