Medical oxygen users may not have the option to travel commercially, but usually can be accommodated through private aviation with advanced notice. If you are traveling with a passenger who requires medical oxygen, or require medical oxygen yourself, here are the guidelines for flying on a privately chartered aircraft.
Personal oxygen cylinders are not permitted on the aircraft as cargo, but passengers who use oxygen can utilize FAA approved oxygen concentrators. “Portable oxygen concentrators are small, portable devices that separate oxygen from nitrogen and other gases in the air and provide oxygen to users at greater than 90 percent concentration. They do not use compressed or liquid oxygen, which the government classifies as hazardous material.”
Passengers must ensure the oxygen concentrator is in working order and must be able to operate the unit properly. They should also carry extra batteries in carry-on baggage in case they are needed. The unit must be properly stowed when it is not in use and carriers must also allow passengers operate these FAA-approved concentrators while moving about the cabin.
The FAA has approved the following portable oxygen concentrators for use:
- AirSep FreeStyle
- AirSep LifeStyle
- Delphi RS-00400
- DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
- Inogen One
- Inogen One G2
- Inova Labs LifeChoice
- International Biophysics LifeChoice
- Invacare XPO
- Invacare Solo2
- Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
- Oxus RS-00400
- Respironics EverGo
- SeQual Eclipse
- AirSep Focus
- AirSep FreeStyle 5
- Inogen One G3
- Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox
- Respironics Simply Go
- Precision Medical EasyPulse
- SeQual SAROS
Travelers requiring oxygen should be accompanied by someone who is familiar with administering oxygen, or by a qualified nurse or
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