Are there any regulatory release documents applicable for carrying medical kits and defibrillators on-board a commercial airliner?

For example for:

  1. Components, you are required to have an EASA Form 1 or FAA 8130-3 release tag.
  2. Standard Parts, you can accept with a CoC (Certificate of Conformity/Conformance).

What are similar standards for emergency/medical equipment?

  • $\begingroup$ I think this depends on what type of operation you are. If you are going part 91, there isn't one. I also don't think there is one for commercial operations less than 10 or 12 passengers. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Aug 6, 2020 at 11:40
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the comment, it made me realise I should have clarified my question is for commercial airlines. $\endgroup$
    – Kamran
    Aug 6, 2020 at 11:49
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    $\begingroup$ Again ‘commercial’ is a relative term and can apply to the Part 91 ops that Ron Breyer described as well. You’re probably thinking of scheduled air carrier operations under Part 121. $\endgroup$ Aug 6, 2020 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I'm talking about scheduled carriers such as BA, Lufthansa, Emirates, etc $\endgroup$
    – Kamran
    Aug 6, 2020 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ You tagged both [faa-regulations] and [easa-regulations]. None of the 3 airlines you mentioned fly under Part 121 [faa-regulations]. Only BA and Lufthansa fly under [easa-regulations]. Could you clarify what country/region you want to know about? $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Aug 6, 2020 at 12:25

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I can’t comment on ICAO requirements, but for domestic and Flag Operations in the US, §121.801 - §121.805 and §121 Appendix A cover the requirements for emergency medical equipment, including electronic defibrillators, to be onboard scheduled air carrier aircraft and specify training requirements for flight crew members on their use.

  • $\begingroup$ Hi Carlo, indeed the requirement for having these onboard exists but I was wondering about any specific airworthiness or CoC document requirements? Or can such equipment and kits be carried without any such documents? $\endgroup$
    – Kamran
    Aug 6, 2020 at 12:46

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