The video shows the features and benefits of the Airchair that make it so appealing to cabin crew and airlines around the world.
Most importantly the Airchair is lightweight, weighing only 6kg (13lb) but it is robust and can carry weights up to 250kgs (40 stone). It is fitted with swivel castors that make it extremely easy to move in the confines of an aircraft cabin.
The cabin crew who try the Airchair for the first time are always impressed with how sturdy it is but how easy it is to manoeuvre and these key features are what sets it apart from other on-board wheelchairs.
Easy to assemble and store
The Airchair is easy to assemble – it simply unfolds and the back rest locks into position. This takes just a few seconds to do and requires little practice. Once assembled it is immediately ready for the passenger and once they are seated they can be made to feel safe by securing the waist and thigh straps and resting their feet on the drop down foot rest.
The backrest can be retracted by depressing the bar at the back of the Airchair. This enables cabin crew or the passenger’s carer to help the passenger slip from the Airchair to their aircraft seat.
The Airchair is easy to store too because when folded it is small enough to fit into an overhead locker or dog box. And because it is so lightweight it is easy to lift overhead if necessary.
The Airchair is ultimately about preserving dignity during air travel but it has also been designed to support an airline’s social and environmental responsibilities.
This is why the main benefit of the Airchair for airlines is its weight. Most other on-board wheelchairs weigh closer to 14kg (31lb). If an airline owning 100+ airline replaced their exisiting on-board wheelchairs with Airchair weighing just 6kg (13lb) they would save approximately 100,000 gallons of fuel each year.
Weight saving is one of the most important considerations for an airline when working to meet their environmental requirements and Airchair can play a big part in helping an airline achieve this.