Americans are larger. Should the FAA stop airplane seats from shrinking?

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FAA has long maintained that if airplane seats don't extend the time needed to evacuate beyond 90 seconds, it sees no reason to set minimum standards. Consumer groups, health experts and some members of Congress disagree. FAA recently opened the door to what some hope could lead to new regulations setting minimum seat sizes.
Published 2 months ago · Portland, United States

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Americans are larger. Should the FAA stop airplane seats from shrinking?

WASHINGTON - Americans have gotten bigger. Airplane seats have gotten smaller. That pairing has led to a debate over whether the Federal Aviation Administration should redefine its definition of seat safety. The agency has long maintained that if airplane seats - no matter their size - don't extend the time needed to evacuate beyond 90 seconds, it sees no reason to set minimum standards. As for the comfort of those seats? That's between the airli

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Americans are larger. Should the FAA stop airplane seats from shrinking?

The FAA in August began asking the public to weigh in on whether it should regulate the size of seats on commercial aircraft as 'necessary for passenger safety'.

2 months ago·Portland, United States
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