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Skyservice protects against lithium-ion fires
When overheated or damaged, lithium-ion batteries can ignite, starting a relay effect. The fumes and smoke emitted from these batteries are toxic and electronic devices may even explode. Skyservice is taking steps.
The Lithium Fire Guard provides protection, which Skyservice says is better than finding a cure.

Canada's Skyservice Business Aviation is adding Lithium Fire Guard protection solutions to its managed aircraft services offering. As a partner and authorised distributor of Lithium Fire Guard products, Skyservice employs a cost-effective, simple solution to a potentially hazardous problem.

“It's been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is true for aviation,” states Lyne Barbeau, VP of aviation at Skyservice. “The proliferation of products using lithium-ion batteries is growing. Laptop computers, tablets, smart and cellular phones, cameras and battery chargers are just some of the common portable electronic devices (PED) passengers bring on board an aircraft. Things rarely go wrong but having a solution on hand that can mitigate risk just makes strong business sense.”

When overheated or damaged, lithium-ion batteries can ignite, starting a relay effect for each battery cell. The fumes and smoke emitted from these batteries are toxic, and the unstable PED may explode, causing additional damage. The PG-100 is an aluminium box designed to contain the toxic smoke and fumes fully while allowing the PED thermal runaway event to continue inside the box until complete.

“Managed aircraft clients are looking for full customisable service and support for their aircraft,” comments Skyservice president and CEO Benjamin Murray. “Adding leading safety products, like Lithium Fire Guard's PG 100, is a natural extension to our commitment to safety and service excellence. We are thrilled to offer a leading edge product to our managed and MRO clients around the world.”

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