All FAA approved POCs meet FAA requirements for M-PEDs. However, while it was anticipated that there would be labeling on POCs by May 13, 2009, there is currently labeling on very few POCs. The FAA is committed to facilitating the implementation of the DOT rule while ensuring compliance with FAA safety regulations.


To help air carriers obtain positive testing results for FAA approved POCs, FAA has contacted the manufacturers of FAA approved POCs and requested positive testing results regarding section 21, Category M of RTCA Document (DO) -160 testing.  The FAA is making these documents available on this website as they are received.


For more information, see FAA InFO 09006 (PDF), “Department of Transportation (DOT) final rule “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel” and the use of respiratory assistive devices on aircraft.”


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Did you know?  Airlines require that you must have 150% of your flight time in battery time. So with a four hour flight, you would need a total of six hours of battery time.