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New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

A new airplane seat prototype called the “Freedom Seat,” offering passengers with restricted mobility the ability to fly seated in their own wheelchairs, is making the rounds quietly within the airline community in a quest to become the first certified wheelchair in-flight seating.

The brainchild of an undisclosed major airline and Hank Scott, CEO of Denver-based Molon Labe Seating, the Freedom Seat is a wider economy aisle seat that slides over the neighboring chair leaving open a space for a wheelchair to securely lock into place.

The size of the potential market that such an innovation would assist is...

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