Air Access Would Improve Travel for Those With Physical Disabilities

 - Aug 24, 2012
References: priestmangoode & designweek
When strong, tall and agile athletes have a hard time getting comfortable in the economy cabin of an airplane, just imagine the difficulty that fit Paralympians face when boarding an aircraft. The development of the Air Access concept has been inspired by the journey that so many international sports stars must make to the host city. It makes a determined attempt to improve the experience of air travel for people with disabilities, focusing on ease and ergonomics.

What is proposed is an adaptable seating system that behaves like a wheelchair. A passenger that has difficulty with the use of his legs can more seamlessly board the jet, already in his chair. Complete with a retractable footrest, Priestman Goode's Air Access can be latched into place amidst the existing rows of recliners.