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J&C Aero expands its internal cabin placards range with Braille signs

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J&C Aero expands its internal cabin placards range with Braille signs  - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes

Aiming to bring more comfort to all types of passengers, J&C Aero’s Flight Experience team presented new in-cabin markings with Braille signs that are aimed at helping people with vision loss to have a better orientation inside an airplane. 

While the world, in general, becomes more accessible to blind people, aircraft as one of the main means of transportation still remains a place where a blind person can hardly orient without assistance from other people. With this in mind, J&C Aero developed highly durable, tactile placards that allow passengers to read the information in Braille. Placed across the cabin, Braille signs may help individuals with vision loss to find their seat location, as well as get directions to lavatories and the closest exit. 

“Even though people with visual impairment will always receive assistance from the crew or fellow passengers, it doesn’t mean that nothing should be done to make the flight experience more comfortable, more independent. Braille placards are a step forwards in making an airplane cabin more friendly to blind passengers. Of course, such placards require more durability than non-tactile markings due to understandable reasons, however, their production and installation are relatively easy, and any airline could equip such during a C-check without substantial additional costs,” explained Maksim Jurkov, Head of Design & Airworthiness at J&C Aero.

J&C Aero is an international aviation center for innovation in cabin transformation and CAMO. As an EASA-certified design, production, maintenance, and CAMO organization, J&C Aero provides extensive cabin interior and repair solutions for narrow and wide-body aircraft operators and owners.

The range of the company’s services covers cabin interior design and production, aircraft line and parts maintenance, engineering and continuing airworthiness management, aircraft teardown and spare parts supply, as well as special-purpose STC and VIP cabin solutions.

J&C Aero holds EASA Part 21J, Part 21G, Part 145, and CAMO approvals, supplemented by multiple STCs, authorizations, and other approvals.

More information: www.jcaero.com


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