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Saturday August 08, 2015

New Aircraft Seats Will Make Flights Slightly More Bearable

Flying is a terrible experience for many, and one of the biggest reasons is that there's not enough leg room. B/E Aerospace has patented a new type of adjustable aircraft seat that should improve the comfort of both taller and shorter passengers. Now someone just needs to fix the dry air, dry food, and dry entertainment.

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The innovative system places seats on the same grooves as standard aircraft seat tracks, but standard seat fasteners are mounted on gears which would let airlines adjust the seats forward or back as needed. Other adjustable seating seat proposals exist, but all depend on the installation of special seat tracks which would complicate adoption, installation, and maintenance, and that's a factor working in favour of this a-bit-further-out concept.