Date: 28 Jul 97 01:13:25 From: email@example.com (Edward Hahn) Organization: The MITRE Corporation References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.1525@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "P. Wezeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 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? The short answer is "yes". This is actually a somewhat contentious issue, as evacuation demonstrations frequently cause injuries among the participants. However, given your above scenario, it would be highly doubtful that a relaxation of this policy would be allowed. ed >>>> Ed Hahn | email@example.com | (703) 883-5988 <<<< The above statement is the opinion of the author. No endorsement or warranty by the MITRE Corporation is expressed or implied. Really, I wouldn't kid you about a thing like this.