Re: Rate of climb and descent

Date:         11 Feb 98 04:26:27 
From:         jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei">
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Is there a "passenger comfort" component in limiting the rate of descent
of any aircraft ? I am thinking in terms of cabin pressure change rate
during descent which can cause quite a bit of pain in ears if it is too

DOes this rate vary according to aircrtaft type ?

(eg: DC-9 seems to have poor pressure controls so its rate of descent
	  would be more limited than a 747 for instance).