RTCA AAM September 12 Workshop Summary


SC-235, Non-Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Established 2015
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SC-235, Non-Rechargeable Lithium Batteries was established to update DO-227, Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for Lithium Batteries, that was published June 23, 1995. The standard did not address larger lithium batteries.  Additionally, technology and the understanding of non-rechargeable lithium battery technology advanced and the use of non-rechargeable lithium batteries in avionics and cabin equipment had increased. DO-227A was released on September 21, 2017.

SC-235 was Sunset at the completion of DO-227A in 2017.  Since its release, several equipment manufacturers have certified equipment in accordance with the MOPS.  These activities have resulted in potential changes and clarifications to the document, possibly modifying requirements and procedures.  Thus the committee was reactivated and placed in Active Monitor Status. Investigation determined adjustments to DO-227A were needed and the group is now working on that activity.


ChairJohn TrelaThe Boeing Company
Government Authorized RepresentativeNorman PereiraFederal Aviation Administration
SecretaryJeff DesmoreRadiant Power
Program DirectorKaran HofmannRTCA, Inc.

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2023 Meetings
June 29, 2023
September 25-26, 2023

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For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Karan Hofmann

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