Aircraft Evacuation

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:27:01 
From:         "P. Wezeman" <>
Organization: The University of Iowa
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   Does the FAA require airlines to demonstrate evacuation of airliners
in every seating configuration that the airline uses? In other words, if
an airliner wanted to squeeze more seats into an airliner than anyone
had ever used before, would they have to demonstrate that the new
configuration would still meet standards for evacuation time with a
random half of the exits blocked, X% seniors, dummy infants and all
the other test requirements?

                        Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist

                             "Carpe Cyprinidae"