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18th of October 2012

FAA Approves Portable Oxygen Models On Aircraft

FAA said it has approved seven additional portable oxygen concentrator models for use aboard airplanes, bringing the total number of approved units to 21.





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.

 



The agency said it is pursuing performance-based standards that will apply to all oxygen concentrator manufacturers and models.