28 Oct '13, 7pm

18 inch Seat Width the Standard of Long Haul Air Travel – Airbus

18 inch Seat Width the Standard of Long Haul Air Travel – Airbus

Airbus is calling on the aviation industry to set a minimum standard of 18 inches or 45.72cm in order to improve the comfort of long haul air travel in economy class. In a research conducted by Harley Street medical practice The London Sleep Centre used polysomnography to record every standard physiological sleep measurement – including monitoring brainwaves, eye, abdominal, chest and hip leg movement – on a selection of passengers. The results showed that a minimum seat width of 18 inches improved passenger sleep quality by 53% when compared to the 1950′s 17 inch standard.

Full article: http://www.superadrianme.com/2013/10/29/18-inch-seat-stan...

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