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The World Record attempt - update


On Friday 23 November 2018, Heathrow hosted a Guinness World Records® official attempt in support of Aerobility’s mission to help people with disabilities participate in aviation. The airport’s ‘Wheels4Wings’ event saw a team of 98 people in wheelchairs pull a 127.6 tonne 787-9 Boeing Dreamliner over 100 metres, beating the previous record of 67 tonnes held by a Belgian team set in 2011.

Over £21,000 was raised from this event which will help Aerobility continue to enable people of all disabilities to participate in aviation. Their programmes include a wide range of services from ground-based activities all the way through to supporting flyers as they achieve their Private Pilot Licenses.

Many thanks to...

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of many organisations and individuals. Our sincere thanks go to key partners:

  • Heathrow Airport Ltd
  • British Airways Plc
  • Aerobility

...and to our wonderful supporters who gave their time, energy and resources:

  • Jon Culshaw
  • The Boeing Company
  • London Titans Wheelchair Basketball Club
  • GBL Wheelchairs
  • SportsAble
  • Heathrow Airport's Network for Disability (HAND)
  • Wilson James
  • Omniserv
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Mace Group
  • The Rousers
  • Menzies Buses
  • The Heathrow Volunteers

Special thanks to:

  • Mike Miller-Smith MBE, Aerobility CEO
  • Andy Knight, Heathrow Airport
  • John Hirst, Aerobility
  • Carey Ledford, Aerobility
  • Mathew Hutton, British Airways Engineering
  • David Tubb, British Airways Engineering
  • Steve Edwards, British Airways Engineering
  • Ryan Burkwood, Heathrow Airport
  • Theo Baldwin-Evans, Heathrow Airport
  • Adam Sargent, Heathrow Airport
  • Josh Ripley, Heathrow Airport