MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), announces that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator (POC) for in-flight use on commercial airliners.
With the approval, SimplyGo becomes the only FAA-cleared POC that offers both continuous flow and pulse-dose capabilities in a unit weighing ten pounds or less. SimplyGo has twice the oxygen output of any other POC at this weight and is able to meet the portable needs of nearly all oxygen users. FAA approval applies to all SimplyGo systems including those in use prior to the announcement.
The FAA rule approving the use of SimplyGo for in-flight use on U.S. carriers will become effective on or about October 31, 2012, which is 15 days after publication of the new rule in the Federal Register.To view the FAA statement, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-16/html/2012-25412.htm . "We are extremely pleased to inform oxygen users that they will be able to fly with the SimplyGo POC," said Eli Diacopoulos, senior director and general manager, Home Respiratory Care, Philips Respironics. "Given its portability, oxygen output and continuous flow capability, we believe that SimplyGo is an ideal choice for oxygen users who are active or like to travel." The Department of Transportation requires that U.S. carriers allow passengers to use portable oxygen concentrators approved by the FAA during all phases of a flight – including taxiing, takeoff and landing – if the unit meets FAA requirements for portable medical electronic devices, is properly stowed and meets certain other applicable safety-related conditions. Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106 – Rules for use of portable oxygen concentrator systems on board aircraft (SFAR 106) SFAR 106 permits passengers to carry on and use certain POCs on board aircraft if the aircraft operator ensures that the conditions specified in the SFAR for their use are met.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV