TravelChair 2012 launched at CAA’s Gatwick headquarters

The TravelChair 2012, an innovative chair designed for use by disabled children in aircraft has been launched at the Gatwick headquarters of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The chair, which was designed by children’s disability charity MERU, has already been snapped up by Virgin Atlantic with several other airlines taking an interest.

Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the CAA, who hosted the launch event on 22 May 2012, said: “There are nearly a half a million disabled children in the UK. For all of us, flying opens up worlds of possibility. For disabled children its significance can be even greater. It can mean life-changing experiences – like swimming with dolphins – or life-changing treatment. MERU deserve the utmost credit for developing the TravelChair, with its potential to enhance so many young lives.”

For a quick view on the specially-designed chair take a look at an interview with its designer at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY2VHiS8WMA

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