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Invacare XPO2 & Evo Central Air | FAA Airline Approved

Posted Feb 23 2009 9:40pm

The FAA recently added to the airline approved portable oxygen concentrator list. The Invacare XPO2 and Evo Central Air by Delphi were added to the FAA Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106 (SFAR 106) on January 15, 2009. This brings the total approved portable oxygen concentrators (POC) to seven.

On July 12, 2005, the FAA published SFAR 106, entitled “Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devises On Board Aircraft”. Under this rule the Airsep Lifestyle and Inogen One were the original POCs approved for airline travel. On September 12, 2006 the SFAR 106 was amended adding the Respironics EverGo, SeQual Eclipse and Airsep Freestyle.

Beginning May, 2009, all flights originating or landing in the U.S must allow portable oxygen concentrators onboard their aircraft. There are currently several airlines who do not allow POC on flights. Fortunately, for American travelers this will change shortly. 

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