A number of personal electronic devices (PED) like laptops, tablets and smartphones can be found aboard an aircraft. The lithium-ion battery packs within these devices pose a risk to the aviation community through an unlikely, but serious event called thermal runaway. This occurs when one or more of the cells of a PED battery become unstable and start to overheat causing smoke, fire and explosion. The Aircare Firesock® is designed to mitigate this risk by allowing for inflight containment, protection and safer transport of these malfunctioning yet highly dangerous battery-powered devices.
posted on 13th April 2021