Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices (CPAP)
Oxygen Services Supplied by Royal Jordanian
The above FAA-approved personal electronic respiratory assistive
devices are allowed to be carried and used in cabin provided that:
1. Passenger is having sufficient
battery supply to last for 1.5 times the flight duration. The extra batteries
carried onboard must be packed in accordance with safety regulations (Positive
and Negative Terminals of the battery must not be in contact and should be
stored in separate plastic bags).
2. Having a manufacturer label stating
that it complies with applicable FAA requirements for portable electronic
Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs):
A Portable Oxygen Concentrator
(POC) is a portable device used to provide oxygen therapy to a patient at
substantially concentration than the level of ambient air. It makes it easy for
the patient to travel freely.
require using POCs onboard need medical approval of RJ Medical
department/advisor before traveling.
Concentrators such as those mentioned below are approved for air travel and use
in the aircraft cabin by the FAA:
AirSep LifeStyle - RTCA sticker
AirSep Free Style 5
Inogen One G3
Invo Labs LifeChoice Activeox
Precision Medical EasyPluse
- SeQual Eclipse models 1, 2
forbid the carriage of personal oxygen units that contain compressed or liquid
oxygen, as they are classified as Hazardous Materials.
Travel Requirements and
travel using a POC, passenger must have a signed, written statement from
physician clarifying their need for this item. This written statement must be
kept with him/her at all times during their journey.
to boarding, the passenger must present the Physician's written statement to an
airline representative to ensure:
1. The passenger is able to operate the POC and recognize and
respond appropriately to its alarm.
2. Understanding the phases of flight
(taxi, take-off, landing) during which the POC will be operable.
3. Passenger has an ample
supply of fully charged batteries to power the POC for no less than 150% of
flight duration and ground connection time where POC use is planned (per
manufacturer's recommendation) for unanticipated delays.
1. RJ does not have spare batteries available for passenger usage.
2. Passenger must ensure that all extra batteries are properly
protected from short circuiting by packaging the batteries so they do not
contact metal objects including the terminals or other batteries.
Positive Airway Pressure Devices (CPAP):
The use of this
machine does not require medical clearance.
provide breathing support for persons who cannot breathe by themselves.
Passengers requiring the use of this machine in certain circumstances shall
obtain prior medical clearance through the RJ Medical Centre and RJ medical
advisor and shall be escorted properly by specialized medical team. All these procedures
have to be arranged in good sufficient time prior to travel (72 hours at
Oxygen Services Supplied by Royal Jordanian:
If a passenger
requires oxygen during the flight for medical reasons, a 72-hours’ notice prior
to departure is necessary and a medical clearance should be obtained from RJ
Jordanian approved cylinders may be used. Royal Jordanian oxygen service is
provided in-flight only.
As per FAA, CAA
regulations, carriage of personal oxygen containers is not permitted, as
compressed and liquid oxygen are classified as “Dangerous Goods.”
RJ Aircraft are not equipped with:
1. Priority Space Stowage: for
stowing any personal wheelchairs, mobility aids, etc.
2. Refrigerators/chillers: For the storage of
medication (insulin, etc.). Cabin crew may provide passenger with a plastic bag
and ice or iced water for chilling of any medication on passenger’s own