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Brief Published: 28 Aug 2012

Air Access by Priestmangoode

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Inspired by athletes travelling to London for the 2012 Paralympic Games, British multidisciplinary design studio Priestmangoode has designed a concept airline seat called Air Access. The unique design features a detachable wheelchair.

Passengers switch from their own wheelchair to the Air Access wheelchair before getting on the aircraft, where they have plenty of space to manoeuver. Once on board, the wheelchair is clipped into a fixed frame seat to form an ordinary aisle seat. The wheels on the chair can rotate 360 degrees to make this easier.

Flying can often be stressful or demeaning for passengers with reduced mobility, but Air Access allows more independent travel, and removes the need for passengers to be manhandled by unqualified staff. Air Access has the advantage that it can be installed in every aisle seat of an aircraft, allowing for large numbers of disabled passengers to travel together. As once clipped together it creates a standard seat, Air Access can also be used by able-bodied passengers. 

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