Rapiscan Seeking Lithium Beta-Testers

July 04, 2015

Software that can check an x-ray scan for the presence of lithium batteries in air cargo containers is now ready for beta-testing by the freight industry.

US-based Rapiscan Systems, a global security inspection specialist, wants to move on to the next stage after completing a contract from the UK Civil Aviation Authority to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting lithium batteries in air cargo.

Undeclared lithium batteries in airfreight can pose a fire risk if damaged or badly packaged, due to their high energy levels.

The International Air Transport Association has identified the need to regulate the transport of lithium batteries. From January 2015, lithium-metal batteries transported as cargo will be restricted to freighter aircraft only. 

Read the full article online at Air Cargo News