Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         06 Sep 97 02:55:08 
From:         tschell@s.psych.uiuc.edu (Terry Schell)
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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domk1031@cetus.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE (Burkhard Domke) writes:

>On 28 Aug 97 22:33:34 , Bob Mann <rwmannco@interport.net> wrote:
>>As far as the elevation of the window belt-line goes, it's based on
>>structural considerations and sited around 50th percentile passenger
>>ergonomics -- well below 6' "average" heights.

>Slightly off topic, but why don't the manufacturers consider
>95-percentile ergonomics instead of sizing everything around a
>50-percentile man, inherently annoying every other passenger?

Wouldn't you just annoy nearly twice as many passengers (unless you
have information that the distribution of height is extremely negatively
skewed)?