People requiring a pure source of oxygen will now have new options when traveling on airplanes now that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved a bunch of oxygen concentrators to be used on commercial flights going in, out, and around the U.S.
These include Philips Respironics’ SimplyGo (pictured), AirSep Corporation’s Focus, AirSep FreeStyle 5, Inogen One G3, Inova Labs, Inc.’s LifeChoice Activox Precision Medical Inc.’s EasyPulse and SeQual Technologies, Inc.’s SAROS. These are not the first portable oxygen concentrators approved for use in-flight; AirSep Corporation’s LifeStyle and Inogen, Inc.’s Inogen One have been allowed to fly since 2005 and some others were approved since. Nevertheless, this is important news for independence seeking oxygen users that would like more options when shopping for a device.
FAA’s final rule: Use of Additional Portable Oxygen Concentrators on Board Aircraft