5 08, 2020

Designing the ideal on-board wheelchair

2020-11-09T13:02:39+00:00August 5th, 2020|

An interview with the founder and inventor of the Airchair, Brian Richards.   Creating an on-board wheelchair that caters for both passengers and airlines is not without difficulty. On one hand, the need for comfort and passenger satisfaction is crucial, on the other, making a chair as cost effective as possible often sacrifices safety and [...]

13 07, 2020

Making disinfection easier

2020-07-21T10:42:56+00:00July 13th, 2020|

As a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19 it is now a priority to keep everything as clean as possible and airlines are having to be fastidious with new cleaning regimes, disinfecting cabins on a regular basis. Airchair frame finished with anti-microbial coating Airchair, the lightweight, on-board wheelchair for PRMs, is an ideal [...]

24 06, 2020

Returning after COVID-19

2020-06-24T14:03:29+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Reducing costs without reducing customer experience post COVID-19 The aviation industry has been one of the hardest hit and reducing costs without reducing customer experience post COVID-19 will be paramount to the success of the industry.   As it begins to return to a new normal, airlines will be competing for passengers and at the [...]

12 05, 2020

AiX Hamburg – dates announced for 2021

2020-11-25T17:28:42+00:00May 12th, 2020|

AiX Hamburg - new dates for 2021 The organisers of Aircraft Interiors Expo have announced that the exhibition will return to Hamburg between 31st August and 2nd September 2021.  We will be exhibiting at the show and look forward to seeing our colleagues and friends again then.  In the meantime, if you want to [...]

20 01, 2020

Providing an outstanding on-board experience

2020-03-12T18:12:43+00:00January 20th, 2020|

Providing an outstanding on-board experience Delivering an outstanding customer experience starts with committing to inclusivity for all passengers. The numbers of passengers travelling with reduced mobility is increasing and in order for airlines to assist this type of passenger, an on-board wheelchair is essential. However, not all airlines provide this type of equipment which [...]

3 05, 2019

How the Airchair is flying high against other transit wheelchairs

2020-03-12T18:25:28+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

Why the Airchair is the on-board wheelchair of choice With more scrutiny being placed on airlines to offer sufficient facilities for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM), there is a heightened demand for products that not only meet the airline and industry’s strict requirements but, more importantly, offer passengers a safe, comfortable and dignified experience [...]

20 03, 2019

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

2019-03-20T12:45:25+00:00March 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 [...]

2 01, 2019

Reform for air travel passengers

2019-02-11T11:54:35+00:00January 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+00:00January 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 [...]