Convertible jump seat/wheelchair for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) 

Already today approximately 15% of the world’s population has at least some kind of disability, and these numbers will be rising further as the population keeps ageing in many developed countries. Therefore, the accessibility of in-flight services for passengers with PRM becomes a more pressing issue for airlines. With an aim to improve the inflight experience for PRM, J&C Aero developed a concept of a cabin crew’s jump seat that can be transformed into a wheelchair within seconds.

Despite a growing number of passengers with reduced mobility travelling by air, not all airlines include a wheelchair on their flights due to the additional weight and extra space required to store the equipment. However, these issues can be mitigated if the aisle chair could be integrated into the basic cabin equipment, thus not requiring any additional services each time a PRM travels onboard.

With this in mind, J&C Aero’s engineers developed an upgraded version of the flight attendant’s jump seat that can be transformed by the crew into a wheelchair within seconds. At the core of the convertible jump seat/wheelchair is a folding mechanism that enables an easy switch between wall-fixed and moveable modes. The chair is made of an aluminium frame to maintain the lightness of the structure. The height of the chair is approximately 86 cm – this allows more convenient use of the chair when pushing (not pulling) it through the aisle.

More information on the upgraded bassinet and partitions is available via the link.



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