Will personal wheelchairs soon be allowed as seats on planes?

Manoeuvring over armrests and tray tables to transfer into a narrow airline seat can be a discouraging ordeal for many wheelchair users.

But changes that would encourage some wheelchair users who choose not to fly to take to the skies are possible, according to a new study by the National Academy of Sciences in the US.

They took a look at the 6,000 passenger aircraft currently operated by US airlines including Boeing 747s and Airbus A320s.

Though it would require significant design and engineering, the report found it was technically possible to modify the cabin in these planes to accommodate personal wheelchairs.

In most aircraft, removing two rows of seats at the front

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