Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Onboard Wheelchair on Single-Aisle Aircraft

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Access Board will hold a virtual public meeting on December 16 to collect information on wheelchairs that are specifically [designed] for use on aircraft during flights. The agencies will use this information to finalize performance standards and advisory guidelines for aircraft onboard wheelchairs.

For more information, read the Access Board press release.

The public meeting will take place [from] 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and [from] 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 16 through the Zoom webinar platform. Attendance [at] the meeting requires registration by December 9, 2021. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed at the meeting or to provide oral testimony at the meeting must also be sent via email to by December 9, 2021. Communication access real-time translation and sign language interpretation will be provided, but requests for additional accommodations because of a disability must be submitted to by December 9, 2021.

Public Meeting Regarding Onboard Wheelchair on Single-Aisle Aircraft
December 16, 2021, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Registration (free):
Contact: Wendy Marshall of the Access Board at or 1-202-272-0043 or Robert Gorman of DOT at