Sabatair Closing Event


On behalf of the Sabatair consortium, you are cordially invited for the Sabatair closing event on 14 November 2019!

The closing event guides you through the final results of the 2-year project which aims at supporting air transport operators in defining the appropriate requirements for a safe transport of lithium battery consignments.

Transport of lithium metal and ion batteries by air

The amount of lithium metal and ion batteries transported by air has been in constant growth. However, lithium batteries may have been the cause, or contributed to, uncontrolled fires that led to the loss of three cargo aircraft between 2006 and 2011.

The Sabatair project

The Sabatair project evaluated novel and tailored packaging solutions and other operational measures aimed at the safe transportation of both lithium metal and lithium ion batteries on board an aircraft - passenger and cargo alike. The effectiveness of these solutions and measures underwent validation through a series of desk/modelling studies and experimental tests, representative of the environmental and operating conditions encountered in air transport. The tests resulted in a risk assessment guideline and enable tools to support air transport operators in using such solutions and measures in their daily operations.

Are you active in transport by air, battery development or just interested in lithium ion technologies, then make sure to register. All results, packaging solutions and tools developed during the project will be presented during the final closing event.

Preliminary Programme

  • ​09:30 – 10:00: Registration & welcome coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:10: Welcome speech by European Commission DG Move
  • 10:10 – 11:10: Sabatair project results
    • Specific topics will be announced soon
    • Confirmed speakers: Enzo Canari (EASA), Khiem Trad (EnergyVille/VITO), Pravin Gunasekera (AMSafe)
  • 11:10 – 11:30: Networking coffee break
  • 11:30 – 12:30: New packaging solutions for safe transport of Lithium metal and ion batteries by air
    • Specific topics will be announced soon
    • Confirmed speakers: Claude Chanson (Recharge), Steven Burns (Impact solutions) 
  • 12:30 – 14:00: Networking lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:20: Risk assement of the transport of Lithium metal and ion batteries by air
    • Specific topics will be announced soon
    • Confirmed speakers: Stefan Sauerbier (DHL), Niles Fleicher (Algolion), Konstantin Kallergis (Airbus), Alex McCulloch (UPS)
  • 15:20 – 15:45: Networking coffee break
  • 15:45 – 16:05:  Presentation of guidelines and tools for safe transport of Lithium metal and ion batteries
    • Specific topics will be announced soon
    • Confirmed speakers: Andreas Vahl (SAREL Consult GmbH), Mats O. Bäckström (DGSafety Group) 
  • 16:25 – 17:00: Panel discussion
  • 17:00 – 18:00: Networking Cocktail

Practical Details

14 November 2019

Les Ateliers des Tanneurs
Huidevettersstraat 601
Meeting room: Halle Vitrée
How to get there?

The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. 
Cancellation policy: Should you be unable to attend the event, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
Not able to attend or find a substitute? Please make sure to inform the event team at least 7 days before the start of the event. We hope you understand that without notice, a no-show fee of 50 euros will be charged. Thanks for understanding.