The Airchair is the on-board wheelchair of choice for airlines around the world. It enables aircrew to transfer passengers with reduced mobility to their seats or move them around an aircraft, easily and safely.
The Airchair has been carefully designed so that it is easy for the aircrew to use. It is lightweight and compact (can be stowed in overhead lockers, wardrobes or the dog box) and unfolds neatly so that it can be deployed immediately it is needed. At the same time, the Airchair is robust, providing maximum comfort and stability for the passenger.
- Lightweight and easy to stow
The Airchair, made from high strength aluminium alloy, incorporating anti-microbial paint, is extremely lightweight (max 6.3kgs). It is supplied in a neat carry bag so that it can be stowed in overhead lockers, wardrobes or the dog box and is quick and simple to unfold to make ready for use.
- Folding back rest
The back rest folds to the rear using a simple ‘push to release’ bar. This feature enables the aircrew or carer to move closer to the passenger and assist a safe and smooth transfer of the passenger from one seat to another without creating unnecessary strain.
- Swivel, locking castors
The swivel castors ensure it is very easy to manoeuvre the Airchair in tight spaces. Push-on, push-off brakes, easy to apply or release by the operator, help control the movement of the chair and guarantee maximum safety at all times.
- Robust but comfortable and stable
The Airchair seat and backrest are made from fire retardant, high quality, wipe clean leather and the wheelchair can carry passengers weighting up to 250kgs (40 stone). Waist and thigh straps and side restraints keep the passenger safe whilst their feet rest on a fold-away footrest during transit.
Airchair specifications and conformity
|Folded Dimensions – height||28.3″/720mm||28.3″/720mm||28.3″/720mm|
|Folded Dimensions – width||14.7″/375mm||15.7″/400mm||16.7″/425mm|
|Folded Dimensions – depth||7.5″/190mm||7.5″/190mm||7.5″/190mm|
The other measurements of the chair remain the same, regardless of the width:
|Length footrest – extended||25.6″/650mm|
|Length footrest – folded||21.6″/550mm|