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Friday, April 20, 2007

Radical New Aircraft Seat Design

The company that invented these seats obviously hasn't sat opposite someone on a bus or train before. That's bad enough, but imagine sitting facing someone for 10 hours!

The aim of the design is to create an additional column of seats by positioning passengers in opposite directions. According to the designers, it “enables their shoulders to overlap, minimising the width of an armrest between each occupant”.


Comments

ben

so its for crapming more people in a plane? this has gotta be a breach of human rights

HJB

There may be more here than meets the eye.

It is beyond doubt that the occupants of seats facing to the rear will have substantially greater protection from injury in most plane accidents.

The seating system depicted could well serve as a transition from forward facing seats to rear facing seats.

See:http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/airplaneRF.aspx

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