New ruling could harm electric aircraft growth

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Electric Aircraft Development Alliance (EADA) are opposing a proposed Department of State rule that would place strict restrictions on the types of lithium-ion batteries that would be available on the commercial marketplace. EAA submitted comments to the State Department explaining that such limits could greatly hamper the further development of electric aircraft that has emerged in recent years, according to a report at




  1. Dennis Reiley says

    Limiting the types of Lithium Ion batteries in the marketplace would do more than restrict Electric Aircraft, it would restrict every type of device that uses batteries.

    Restrictions should be limited to what is safe – nothing else. Nothing will limit technology more than restrictions.

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