New bamboo wheelchairs will be installed at two Japanese airports in early 2011.
The new chairs are part of a pilot program aimed at decreasing the length of screening processes for handicapped passengers.
The metal wheelchairs currently in use often trigger metal detectors, leading to hand-searches of disabled and elderly travelers.
According to airline officials, the new bamboo wheelchairs are completely metal-free and do not activate any security alarms.
The new chairs will be put into use at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Kunisaki’s Oita Airport early next year.
Source: The Telegraph
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