Published date: 22 May 2024


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with Civil Aviation Rule Part 43, General Maintenance Rules, relating to the use of non-aeronautical lead acid batteries in aircraft.

Related rules

AC43-12 relates to Civil Aviation Rule Part 43 - General Maintenance Rules, specifically rule 43.51(b) and Appendix A.1(2).

Change notice

Revision 1 is a general update of this AC, to align with current AC format and update technical information. This Revision has also deleted the Acceptable Standards section, added advice about using reconditioned batteries, added a Further Resources section, and added a Version History.