Delta Flight Products has just revealed a seating option for power wheelchairs. No transfer is needed as the standard seat retracts to accommodate the wheelchair. The plan is to modify the first two aisle seats of a Boeing 737 where the back of the standard chair can be removed, the seat and armrest fold up and the power wheelchair can back into and secured to the designated space for the entire flight. The plane's headrest, tray table and power plugs can easily be used.
For now this design works only for power wheelchairs but the goal is to expand on the accessible wheelchair concept to provide seating for all types of power and manual wheelchairs.
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