Lufthansa Technik believes it’s solved the dilemma of safely transporting babies and children on aircraft with a new product, AeroKid.

AeroKid was unveiled here at the show and according to the company is the first fully integrated child seat for passenger airlines.

The company says that this solves the long-standing logistical problem of child seats on aircraft.  Before AeroKid the airline, child’s parents or accompanying adults would have to supply the child seat.  But, AeroKid  solves this with adjustable foot and arm rests and a seat area that can be lengthened or shortened, can be adapted to suit the individual heights of children aged between two and 12.  AeroKid can use adjusting shoulder belts – it has special fasteners on either side of the seat – when required to guarantee optimum safety.

To plug the gap from newborn to two-year old toddler it can integrate a seat for this age group.  The integrated baby seat unfolds out of the backrest and can be fully extended to form a bed, so that the infant or child can lie down comfortably and sleep, rather than having to sit throughout the journey, and potentially become restless…

Because an external child seat is no longer needed AeroKid can reduce the logistical effort required by the airline and parents concerned.  It also significantly improves the safety aspect as many child seats designed for cars are not compatible with aircraft passenger seats, and have not been tested for this environment. 

Currently available lap belt extensions for infants to sit on a parent’s lap are also much less safe than the AeroKid says the company.


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Source: Flight Daily News