UN3091, Lithium Metal Batteries / Cells – PI969 Section I


The equipment must be packed in strong rigid outer packaging constructed of suitable material of  adequate strength and design in relation to the packaging's capacity and its intended use unless the cell  or battery is afforded equivalent protection by the equipment in which it is contained. 

The quantity of lithium metal contained in any piece of equipment must not exceed 500 g per battery  and 12 g per cell. Maximum net quantity of lithium batteries or cells per package (excluding the equipment) is 5 kg for  Passenger and Cargo Aircraft (PAX) and 35 kg for Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO) shipments.

Package test: 
Strong rigid outer packaging equivalent to its capacity and intended use. 
Passenger aircraft:
Max: 5 kg.
Cargo aircraft:
Max: 35 kg.

  • Shipper’s Declaration
  • Air Waybill
    • "Dangerous Goods as per associated DGD" or "Dangerous Goods as per associated Shipper's Declaration"
    • "Cargo Aircraft Only" or "CAO" (only when CAO was chosen)
Labeling and Marking:

When CAO used: