Aviation supply specialist Aviramp has supplied Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) with four special boarding ramps to help Paralympic athletes arriving in the city ahead of the Games in late August. 

The company said the order was made in May and was part of a £1.3m ($1.6m) order book for the month. 

Four low-angle “Regional” ramps have been delivered, and the firm’s CEO is hopeful the showcase on the world stage will be a boost to the UK company’s global outlook. 

“We’re thrilled to be supplying our ramps for use at Charles de Gaulle during the Paralympics. It’s a real vote of confidence in ourselves and the ramps,” CEO Graham Corfield said. 

“There could be no better demonstration of the value of our ramps – and the way they are bringing real improvements to how people get off and on planes – than being used by athletes arriving for the Games,” he added. 

The ramps are set to an angle of 8° and cut turnaround times by 30%, according to Corfield, because they can be used by every passenger without the need to deploy more than one ramp or disembarkation tool. 

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The accessibility offered by Aviramp is its first focus, but the company said the “dignity” its products offer for wheelchair users is key to its business. 

Its boarding ramps are used when an aircraft is parked on a remote stand and “offer a safe, dignified alternative to stairs and separate ambulifts for wheelchair users and those passengers with reduced mobility,” a statement explained. 

Along with the Paralympic host city, the company has recently completed deals with Edinburgh Airport, Air Tahiti, Aurigny Air Services, BAE Systems and ISM. It explained these deals covered “a range of electric and solar-powered ramps.”

The solar-powered Regional Ramp provided to BAE Systems was recently used by UK D-Day veterans attending a memorial ceremony in northern France for the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the liberation of Europe.