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2.7. Flying with a Disability

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Flying with mechanical ventilation from IVUN (see page #3)

Ventilator Users and Their Advocates Are Asked to Contact

– Nancy Lauck Claussen, FAA, at, to expedite the approval of ventilators for flying and/or delay the implementation of the specific regulation requiring a sticker until the FAA and the manufacturers complete the process. Claussen acknowledged that the FAA stickers are not readily available but the DOT decided to go ahead with the ruling because of its many other improved initiatives for people with disabilities. So for now, it is "up to the carriers."

– Providers of ventilators (home health companies) to ask them to contact manufacturers about the urgency of approving their vents for flying.

– The customer service departments of the manufacturers (see below) asking them to make expedite the process of issuing stickers for their equipment and/or negotiate a change in the date of implementation with the FAA.

Newport Medical Instruments (NMI)
1620 Sunflower Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Philips Respironics
1010 Murry Ridge Ln
Murrysville, PA 15668-8525
800-345-6443 Customer Service

Pulmonetic Systems, Inc.
Division of Cardinal Heatlh
17400 Medina Rd Ste 100
Minneapolis, MN 55447
800-754-1914 Customer Care

Puritan Bennett
Division of Covidien Ltd.
4280 Hacienda Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588
800-635-5267 Customer Service
800-255-6774 Technical Support

ResMed Corporation
14040 Danielson St
Poway, CA 92064-6857
800-424-0737, 858-746-2400
858-746-2900 fax
858-746-2910 fax for orders

Didn't find the manufacturer of your device?
See the Resource Directory for Ventilator-Assisted Living.

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