Article on Accessible Travel Netherlands
A great article on the Prevalis PRM Transfer Lift by Veroniek Maat from accessible travel Netherlands. Wheelchair using passengers sometimes need a hoist at the airport.
Aircraft transfer lift by Prevalis
The first complete solution for boarding disabled air travelers
The PRM Transfer Lift is developed by Prevalis in cooperation with Schiphol/Axxicom to lift and transfer PRM passengers (Persons with Reduced Mobility) into or out of their aircraft seat. PRM “Carry-on” passengers sometimes need full assistance boarding or deboarding the aircraft. The lift is developed to reduce manually lifting of PRM passengers by airport service personnel.
Manual lifting is history!
The importance of the PRM Transfer Lift
Manually lifting PRM passengers into or out of their aircraft seats is the method used in most airports around the world. This type of lifting is experienced as uncomfortable and unwanted by most PRM passengers. Also the airport service personnel is not content with manually lifting since it requires excessive physical effort, which eventually leads to harmful consequences such as back problems and sick leave.
But don’t fear, the solution is here! As said before, Prevalis developed the PRM Transfer Lift to solve the problem. The lift transfers passengers to and from all normal aircraft seat types and most business class seat types, on both sides of the cabin, and all the way to and from the window seat. Multiple airports are interested in the PRM Transfer Lift or are testing the device.......
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