Aircare International Introduces Next Generation Firesock Battery Risk Management System for Business Aircraft

posted on 6th January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Aircare International Introduces Next Generation Firesock Battery Risk Management System for Business Aircraft

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.