Court to FAA: Mull reg­u­lat­ing seat size

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

An ap­peals court panel says fed­eral of­fi­cials should re­con­sider whether to reg­u­late the size of air­line seats in the name of safety.

One of the judges calls it the case of the in­cred­i­ble shrink­ing air­line seat.

On Fri­day, a three-judge panel for the fed­eral ap­peals court in Wash­ing­ton found fault with the work the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion did be­fore the agency re­jected set­ting new reg­u­la­tions on seat size.

A pas­sen­ger group called Fly­ers Rights chal­lenged the FAA in court, say­ing cramped planes are a safety hazard and the FAA needs to do some­thing about it.

The FAA says it is study­ing the rul­ing.

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