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20 03, 2019

Without a hitch – what to expect when travelling with a wheelchair

2019-03-20T12:45:25+00:00 March 20th, 2019|

Before embarking on a trip that includes air travel, it’s important that wheelchair users consider all the factors that will make their journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. This will help PRMs pick the most appropriate airline based on its services, facilities and reviews to ensure a positive flight experience. It’s important to remember [...]

7 02, 2019

AiX welcomes the Airchair

2019-02-11T11:57:29+00:00 February 7th, 2019|

The industry’s lightest & robust transit wheelchair to exhibit at this year’s AiX show Visitors to Aircraft Interiors Expo (AiX) from the 2– 4 April 2019 will have the opportunity to experience the industry’s lightest on-board transit chair, the Airchair, as it confirms attendance at the Hamburg show. With 2018 seeing a greater demand for the [...]

2 01, 2019

Reform for air travel passengers

2019-02-11T11:54:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

Government announces new charter For persons of reduced mobility (PRMs), air travel is often fraught with anxiety and uncertainty. In recent years the increased ability for people to share their stories has led to a sharp increase in both government and media interest, with reports of issues, such as Frank Gardner the BBC security [...]

2 01, 2019

Providing dignified travel everywhere

2019-02-11T11:50:22+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

In recent months there has been an increased pressure for businesses around the world, not just in aviation, to evaluate their processes to ensure they are suitably accommodating PRMs. This has been further demonstrated by the launch this year of Purple Tuesday, which urged high street retailers across the UK to do more to [...]

17 10, 2018

The road to the Invictus Games

2018-10-19T10:43:36+00:00 October 17th, 2018|

The road to the Invictus Games Saturday 20th October will mark the start of the annual Invictus Games, which this year is taking place in Sydney. The event will attract over 500 competitors from across 18 nations. Created by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games sees wounded, injured or sick armed forces personnel [...]

26 09, 2018

Taking personal wheelchairs on-board aircrafts: the big debate

2018-09-26T12:45:18+00:00 September 26th, 2018|

Taking personal wheelchairs on-board aircrafts: the big debate Over the years, there has been an increased awareness of people who live with disabilities and reduced mobility and this has been largely due to a growing number of initiatives and events including the Paralympics, Invictus Games, and the London Marathon. More than ever, growing numbers of [...]

12 07, 2018

What’s the difference between Airlines and Airports

2019-02-13T09:47:09+00:00 July 12th, 2018|

What's the difference between Airlines and Airports A smooth transition In 2017, it was estimated that commercial airlines carried nearly four billion passengers, that’s nearly double the number compared to 12-years ago and equivalent to half of the world’s population. As the number of people choosing to travel by aircraft increases, there is mounting pressure [...]

31 05, 2018

How can the Airchair help PRMs on an aircraft?

2018-05-31T11:40:28+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

How can the Airchair help PRMs on an aircraft? A dignified journey is everyone’s right and the Airchair could be the solution to improve the passenger experience Each year, more than 2 million passengers with a disability or reduced mobility (PRMs) take flights in and out of the UK.  In 2016, just over half of [...]

3 05, 2018

The benefits of the Airchair – The lightweight and folding wheelchair for travel

2018-10-18T12:07:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

The benefits of the Airchair - The lightweight and folding wheelchair for travel The Airchair is used by over 100 airlines around the world. Providing a smooth and comfortable wheelchair experience for PRMs whilst travelling. The lightweight transit wheelchair is available in three different widths (14”, 15” and 16”), weighing just 6kgs. One of the [...]

10 04, 2018

Positive experiences for PRMs

2019-02-13T09:48:38+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Positive experiences for PRMs The importance of transferring PRMs from one seat to another in a dignified manner. The passenger experience when flying with airlines is becoming an increasingly debated topic, especially the experience received by passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs). A recent BBC News feature detailed the highly traumatic experience of wheelchair user, [...]