Wheelchair Restraint Study

Study on the Feasibility of In-Cabin Wheelchair Restraints Moves Forward

By PVA National Staff

PVA is pleased with the launch of the U.S. Access Board’s study to assess the feasibility of equipping aircraft with restraint systems so that passengers who use wheelchairs can remain in them while in-flight. The Board announced in October 2019 that it would conduct a study. The U.S. Access Board is carrying out this study through the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board (TRB). TRB organized a team of experts to serve on the committee on the Feasibility of Wheelchair Restraint Systems in Passenger Aircraft for the study’s evaluation. PVA members Peter W. Axelson and

Dr. Rory A. Cooper were both appointed to serve on the committee. The first meeting of the committee will be on February 5-6. To register to view the meeting remotely, go here.

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