Looking to better accommodate passengers in need of assistance, the Terminal 4 Airlines Consortium (TFAC) at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) has partnered with PAX Assist to introduce the Jetweels ergonomically-designed wheelchair to the terminal.

Jetweels is made of non-metallic carbon fiber which can pass through metal detectors, is lightweight and features a baggage tray, seat belt and a foot rest for maximum comfort and stability. Jetweels are also stackable, making them easy to store.

“Jetweels is the latest innovation in technology advancement brought forward by PAX Assist, a company that continually seeks out new opportunities to provide an optimal travel experience for passengers with disabilities arriving and departing on any one of our 34 airlines operating in Terminal 4,” says Francis DiMola, executive director of TFAC, which consist of carriers, government agencies and other partners. “PAX Assist in collaboration with its partner, Jetweels, works in close collaboration with government agency partners – the Transportation Security Administration and Customers Border Protection – to provide the most efficient passenger security processing possible.”

Terminal 4 marks Jetweels debut, but the company indicates it is planning to expand to other airports, as well as hospitals, sport arenas, nursing homes and more.