Travel With Me to See An Airplane Wheelchair Space in Real Life
Backed by a major airline, a wheelchair securement space suitable for use on most airplanes will debut at the Aircraft Interiors Expo next week.
Buckle up and prepare for some big news!
Delta Flight Products, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that was “established to re-think aircraft interiors” has announced its backing of the Air4All wheelchair securement system on commercial jets — the company plans to unveil its design prototype at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany next week.
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Chris Wood, my friend and colleague in accessible travel advocacy, is a partner in the Air4All seating product. Last year, he spoke to me about his design innovation — you can watch our conversation here and read my initial reporting on Air4All here.
With the announcement that Air4All will debut in Hamburg, I decided that I needed to be there — critical reporting on this product, its advancements, features and opportunities for improvement should come from within the disability community. I look forward to seeing, touching, and testing the Air4All system myself, and sharing my insights with each of you.
Due to the importance of this moment — seriously, a major global airline has invested big bucks in bringing a wheelchair securement space to life (!!!) — my coverage will be open to all WheelchairTravel.org readers and newsletter subscribers, both paid and unpaid. That said, if you’d like to support my reporting during this last-minute trip to Hamburg (and the exceedingly high hotel room rates!), you can do so by upgrading to a paid newsletter subscription and making a donation through PayPal.
I look forward to sharing the big news with you next week, live from the floor of AIX in Hamburg, Germany.