Revolutionary technology for seating disabled people on the planes
Added on Thu July 28th, 2022
PriestmanGoode design studio realised an innovative and inclusive project to allow passengers with reduced mobility to travel by plane in their own wheelchair without discomfort.
In fact, the aircraft seat is designed to disappear inside the backrest allowing the wheelchair to fit on a rail and lock into the area designed for the original seat.
The seats dedicated to this project will be in the first row for a maximum of two seats per row. Furthermore, the wheelchairs will be assessed for flight suitability by a certification body.
This project, called Air4All, is for Paul Priestman, the president of PriestmanGood, a real revolution in aviation that will permit more access, safety and comfort for passengers with disability that now.
This solution by the way is good for several reasons: there will no longer be a need to reduce flight seats; boarding and disembarking operations will be more fluid; the design of the aircraft will remain unchanged.
In December 2021, the first prototype was already delivered, but in the transport industry, the aviation will not be the only one to be involved in this transformation; there are already plans to include this technology in trains and underground trains as well.
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