Introduced at AIX, the TravelChair for severely disabled children also won first prize in the Crystal Cabin Awards Passenger Comfort Hardware category, receiving the trophy on April 9, the opening day of the show.
Years in development, the 13.2-pound chair is designed for children between the ages of three and 11 and fits most aircraft seats by way of a strap around the seat-back. It is further anchored using the standard seat belt, meeting airline regulations.
Built by manufacturing partner and aircraft parts supplier Balform, the seat is EASA approved and folds in half for easy transport and storage. Virgin Atlantic was the launch customer and has purchased 25 TravelChairs for use by its disabled child passengers.
For additional information, contact Meru by visiting www.meru.org.uk or calling +44 1372 725203.