On-board Aircraft Wheelchair
(Designed and made in England)
The Mercury AirChair is an on-board aircraft wheelchair (or Transit Chair) designed to transfer passengers, unable to walk, to their seats in an aircraft. Some aisles in aircraft are as small as 14" (356mm) wide and conventional wheelchairs are too wide to pass through. Therefore passengers arriving at the aircraft in a conventional wheelchair are transferred to the aircraft wheelchair for the short journey to their seat.
One important feature of the wheelchair design is that the back folds down to the rear allowing the carer to move closer to the occupant for a safer transfer to the aircraft seat.
This aircraft wheelchair is light and folds to a compact size.
MONEY SAVED-ENVIRONMENT HELPED
An authoritative source has shown that 1 kg of weight saved on an aircraft is equal to an annual saving of 160 US gallons of fuel and a reduction of up to 900 kgs of CO2. Some chairs weigh 14 kgs against the AirChair of 6.1 kgs so for a fleet of say 30 the annual saving in fuel is 7.9x160x30=37920 US gallons and a reduction in CO2 of 213,300 kgs!
The Airchair now has Sterilecoat AM powder coating. This is an antimicrobial treatment showing a high reducing activity against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms, including bacteria, yeasts and moulds.
Simple Demonstration Video
The Mercury AirChair has recently been updated to a carrying capacity of over 250 kgs (550 lb) for a chair weight of 6.1 kgs ( 13.4 lb) for the 14" chair and 6.2 kgs (13.6 lb) for the 15" chair.
Test loads reached 460 kgs (1012 lb) without any permanent deflection or failure. The AirChair is now offered with customers' colours and logos.
Built with reference to DPTAC guidelines, EU Regulation 1107/2006 and US DoT 14 CFR 382