Thousands of disabled children are potentially being denied the opportunity to travel by air because not all airlines offer suitable postural support systems on board.
There are around 400,000 children in the UK with 2 or more disabilities who need firm support to enable them to fly and MERU have the perfect solution – the TravelChair.
Graham and the design team at MERU have created a new TravelChair that offers firm postural support for disabled children between the ages of 3 and 11 (depending on the weight and height of the child). It has been developed with advice from the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Civil Aviation Authority, several key airlines and parents with disabled children to ensure all needs are met.
We have been working hard to introduce the TravelChair to as many new airlines as possible so that families have a choice of which airline they use. We have had lots of interest and a press release sent to travel journalists is expected to result in features appearing in various magazines over the next couple of months.