Powered Personal Transportation Devices including Hoverboards
Small lithium battery-powered personal transportation devices are being carried by passengers in checked and/or carry-on baggage in increasing numbers. Examples of these devices include hover boards, self-balancing single or multi-wheels, and mini segways.
The Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) currently allow these devices to be carried provided certain conditions are met.
Air Horizont allows to carry such devices in the cabin, where an incident can be immediately mitigated, and not in checked baggage.
The following outlines which provisions apply:
- When carried by passengers or crew, devices containing lithium ion batteries having 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 all applicable criteria listed in the restrictions column of Table 8-1 are met.
- Devices containing lithium ion batteries having a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not more than 160 Wh may be carried subject to an approval by Air Horizont.
- Those exceeding 160 Wh are not permitted to be carried by passengers
As these devices may exceed allowed cabin baggage dimensions, our passengers are kindly requested to contact us to get a previous approval even if the batteries have less than 100 Wh. Air Horizont will not charge for this concept, if it’s safe and enough space is available you will carry it.