Re: Airbus 3XX

Date:         21 Feb 97 01:10:42 
From:         Matthew Willshee <96mjw@eng.cam.ac.uk>
Organization: University of Cambridge, England
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On 19 Feb 1997, al M. wrote:

> Hello Everyone:
> I read in Flying magazine that this new bird is going to carry about 600
> pax and I was wondering if the 90 second rule of Evacuation is going to
> affect it.  Can you imagine!!!...
>

In the UK recently, BBC TV screened a series of documentaries on
engineering feats.  One was called something like "Biggest Aircraft" and
looked at the A3XX.  One of the major design concerns was evacuation and
it had an effect on the number and positions of doors.  The aim was to
achieve a set maximum distance to the nearest emergency exit from each
seat.

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