Date: 07 Aug 99 01:22:32 From: Terry Schell <email@example.com> Organization: Florida State University References: 1 2
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Michael & Iain Butler wrote: > I can't see how cabin width affects passenger space. Surely the > only thing impacting the passenger is seat width and pitch. Has > SQ chosen a different seat for the A340 from that in the 777? > If so what are the relavant seat pitches and widths? Mathew was talking about headroom problems. As a pressurized tube, the fuselage is most efficient with a circular cross-section. If the diameter is too small, the designers must start reducing headroom from the passenger cabin or the cargo cabin... the former may be uncomfortable and the latter is downright costly.