Motorized personal transportation devices including hoverboards

More and more passengers are carrying small personal transportation devices powered by lithium batteries in checked or carry-on baggage. Examples of these devices include hoverboards, single or multi-wheeled self-balancing scooters and mini Segways.

The Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) currently permit the transport of these devices provided certain conditions are met.

Air Horizont allows such devices to be carried in the cabin, where an incident can be mitigated immediately, and not in checked baggage. not in checked baggage.

  • When carried by passengers or crew, devices containing lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of 100 Wh or less may be permitted under the provisions for portable electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium-ion cells or batteries contained in Part 8 of Doc 9284. provided that all applicable criteria listed in the restrictions column of Table 8-1 are met.
  • Devices containing lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating greater than 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh may be transported subject to Air Horizont approval.
  • Passengers may not carry passengers exceeding 160 Wh.
Since these devices may exceed carry-on baggage allowance dimensions, our passengers are requested to contact us for prior approval even if the batteries are less than 100 Wh. Air Horizont will not charge for this item, if it is safe and there is enough space available you will carry it. Please use this form.
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