The Oxus Portable Oxygen Concentrator was previously approved for use on aircraft by the FAA as the Delphi RS-00400. The FAA has determined that the Oxus POC Model RS-00400 meets the criteria for FAA authorization for use on aircraft, and they are currently amending the regulation to include the POC in the Special Federal Regulation 106. This is expected to be complete during the fall of 2011.
Here are some tips to make your travel as smooth as possible.
You should have a statement from your doctor stating:
- Your name and date of birth
- Your need for oxygen during all stages of the flight
- The flow rates that you will be using during the flight
- Your understanding of the alarms, cautions and warning of the Oxus POC
Contact your travel carrier ahead of time to let them know you will be traveling with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator. If you experience any difficulty, please call and we will be happy to help you: (888) 475-1568.
You must bring enough spare batteries to last at least 150% of the flight time. Some aircraft may have seats which have power available, allowing you to plug in your POC, but those seats won't always be available.
Security, the flight crew or the pilot may want to see proof of FAA approval for the POC. Show them the small tag attached to the carrying case, which shows the FAA approval docket number.
When on the aircraft, your Oxus POC should fit horizontally under the seat in front of you, usually while still on the cart. There may be seats in the aircraft that will not accomodate the POC for stowing during takeoff and landing. Contact the airline to confirm your seat assignment is suitable.