FAA expects to reach a decision on minimum dimensions for seat length, width and pitch by the end of the year, following live evacuation drills in November, deputy administrator Dan Elwell said. “We’re lined up to do evacuation testing in November with 720 people from a variety of demographic backgrounds that will collect over 3,000 data points to inform our rulemaking,” Elwell said Sept. 26 at a US House aviation subcommittee hearing on implementation of last year’s ...

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