Chris Wood MBE, Founder of Flying Disabled and member of the Air 4 All consortium, recently spoke with me about his group’s new airplane seating system that will allow power wheelchairs to be secured in the aircraft cabin.

Prior to our conversation, Chris remarked that “Air 4 All is the first system that has been developed jointly by a design agency, a certification body and with input from the disabled community. With a leading global wheelchair manufacturer as well as the subsidiary of a major airline on board to develop the product, it’s a truly collaborative project. We’re actively working with all the necessary parties, including initial discussions with some of the key National Aviation Authorities, to ensure our solution is harmonised and fit for purpose, thus significantly improving the travel experience for severely disabled passengers.”

To watch my conversation with Chris Wood, see the video interview on Facebook or click play below. will continue to report on updates to the Air 4 All seating system, and we hope to get a first look once the prototype is ready for for testing and, hopefully, for installation on a commercial aircraft.

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