Air Travel With A Mobility Scooter Guide
The IATA (International Air Transport Association) oversees which batteries can be taken onboard aeroplanes.
Special Allowance is made for Medical Mobility Devices Accompanying *Handicapped Passengers. This allowance permits
one main battery of up to 300Wh. In addition, one sparebattery of up to 300Wh or two 160Wh spares.All lithium-ion
batteries must be tested per UN38.3 by an internationally recognized facility, and this must be displayed on
the battery. **Most airlines adhere to the IATA guidelines, but a few, mostly small, airlines deviate and allow
only one 160Wh battery. Batteries must be placed in a suitable case and taken into the cabin of the plane. They
permitted in the hold of the plane (Battery capacity is determined by multiplying Volts (V) by
Ampere-hours (Ah) to get Watt-hours (Wh), which has been adopted as the measure for air transport). Before
you travel you must contact each airline you are considering travelling with and explain that you will be
travelling with a mobility scooter fitted with lithium-ion batteries. Although each airline adheres to the IATA
rules, they may also have their own additional rules.
*This is IATA's choice of word, not Mobility Plus's.
** Prior to traveling with any mobility scooter, you must consult with your travel agent and the airline as
countries may be subject different regulations. All information in this guide is given in good faith by Mobility Plus Ltd.