Making the freedom of flight possible is one of Airbus’ core values – a main reason why the company is working with wheelchair users to find an innovative lavatory solution for those with limited mobility.
Visiting the lavatory in-flight can be a complicated and unpleasant process for wheelchair users – often requiring assistance from travelling companions to get on the on-board wheelchair, as well as for transfer from the wheelchair into the lavatory.
As a result, a team at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany is participating in a joint project focused on developing a new on-board wheelchair that will provide more independence for passengers with limited mobility. The cantilever-style chair on wheels has a specially shaped seat that makes it possible to roll the chair directly over the toilet so that the passenger does not need to transfer.
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