Lithium Batteries Limitation

Lithium Ion Batteries

RBI and RLI - Fully Regulated Lithium Ion Batteries; EBI and ELI - Excepted Lithium Ion Batteries (partially regulated)

UN Number /Proper Shipping Name QR Allowable limits on Passenger Aircraft QR Allowable limits on Freighter Aircraft Remark
UN3480 -Lithium Ion batteries (PI 965)
Section IA- RBI
Forbidden Forbidden Forbidden on Passenger Aircraft and Freighter Aircraft
Section IB - RBI
Forbidden Forbidden
Section II - EBI
Forbidden DGD is not required ( Only One package in any single consignment including overpack) Forbidden on Passenger Aircraft
Cells & Batteries 2.7 Wh or less 2.5kg (Maximum Net Wt per package)
Cells More than 2.7Wh but not more than 20 Wh 08 cells per package
Batteries More than 2.7Wh but not more than 100 Wh 02 batteries per package
UN3481 - Lithium Ion batteries packed with equipment (PI966)
Section I - RLI
5 Kg Net per package (With a DGD) 35 Kg Net per package (With a DGD) Preferred to load in ULD planned in lower deck
Cells More than 20Wh Cells More than 20Wh
Batteries More than 100Wh Batteries More than 100Wh
Section II - ELI
5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required) 5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required)
Cells Not exceeding 20Wh Cells Not exceeding 20Wh
Batteries Not exceeding 100Wh Batteries Not exceeding 100Wh
UN3481 - Lithium Ion batteries contained in equipment (PI 967)
Section I - RLI
5 Kg Net per package (With a DGD) 35 Kg Net per package (With a DGD)
Cells More than 20Wh Cells More than 20Wh
Batteries More than 100Wh Batteries More than 100Wh
Section II - ELI
5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required) 5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required)
Cells Not exceeding 20Wh Cells Not exceeding 20Wh
Batteries Not exceeding 100Wh Batteries Not exceeding 100Wh

DGD: Dangerous Goods Declaration  MD: Main Deck  Wh: Watt-hour

Note: Refer to IATA DGR(Qatar Airways Variations) & DGM Section 2.10 and Section 4.2.3 for exceptions

  • All must be shown on the NOTOC (EBI / ELI - to be shown on the "Other Special Loads" section of the NOTOC)
  • Ensure you follow IATA DGR and Qatar Airways Lithium Battery Guidelines in DGM. (Qatar Airways Segregation Rule 2 to be followed while loading on the aircraft except Temp Data Loggers.)
    JAN 2020

Lithium Metal Batteries

RBM and RLM - Fully Regulated Lithium Metal Batteries; EBM and ELM - Excepted Lithium Metal Batteries (partially regulated)

UN Number /Proper Shipping Name QR Allowable limits on Passenger Aircraft QR Allowable limits on Freighter Aircraft Remark
UN 3090 -Lithium Metal batteries (PI 968)
Section IA- RBM
Forbidden Forbidden Forbidden on Passenger Aircraft and Freighter Aircraft
Section IB - RBM
Forbidden Forbidden
Section II - EBM
Forbidden DGD is not required ( Only One package in any single consignment including over pack) Forbidden on Passenger Aircraft and Freighter main deck
Cells & Batteries 0.3 g or less 2.5kg (Maximum Net Wt per package)
Cells More than 0.3 g but not more than 1 g 08 cells per package
Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content More than 0.3 g but not more than 2 g 02 batteries per package
UN3091 - Lithium Metal batteries packed with equipment (PI969)
Section I - RLM
Forbidden 35 Kg Net per package (With a DGD) Lithium Metal Battery shipments must only be loaded in the lower deck (Class C Cargo compartment) of a freighter aircraft
Cells More than 1 g
Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content More than 2 g
Section II - ELM
Forbidden 5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required) Refer to DGM for procedure to follow on exemption Approval
Cells Not exceeding 1 g
Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content Not exceeding 2 g
UN3091 - Lithium Metal batteries contained in equipment (PI 970)
Section I - RLM
Forbidden 35 Kg Net per package (With a DGD) Exemptions given for MRI machines and Oil well equipment on QR Freighter aircraft MD.(In agreement with Flight Ops)
Cells More than 1 g
Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content More than 2 g
Section II - ELM
Only Approved Temperature Loggers accepted. See exemption 4.2.3.1.2 Qatar Airways DGM 5 Kg Net per package (No DGD is required) Exemptions given for Data loggers in pharmaceutical approved by QR DG Team which contains ELM are loadable on Qatar Airways Passenger Aircraft and Freighter Main Deck
Cells Not exceeding 1 g Cells Not exceeding 1 g
Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content Not exceeding 2 g Batteries Aggregate Lithium Content Not exceeding 2 g

DGD: Dangerous Goods Declaration  MD: Main Deck  g: gram

Note: Refer to IATA DGR(Qatar Airways Variations) & DGM Section 2.10 and Section 4.2.3 for exceptions

  • All must be shown on the NOTOC (EBM / ELM - to be shown on the "Other Special Loads" section of the NOTOC)
  • Ensure you follow IATA DGR and Qatar Airways Lithium Battery Guidelines in DGM (Qatar Airways Segregation Rule 2 is followed while loading on the aircraft except Temp Data Loggers)
    JAN 2020
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