Are aft-facing airplane seats safer?
They may well be. But don't look for them anytime soon.
- By Michael Klesius
- AirSpaceMag.com, October 26, 2009
Premium Aircraft Interiors Group
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Bettell says that because airplane seats have been facing the same direction for 50 years, airlines may find it hard to adopt radically new seating ideas. He’s hopeful that this will change, and says that one U.S. airline, whom he declines to name, is interested in the company’s aft-facing seats.
As for whether passengers sitting in those seats would be safer, Bettell declines to comment, promising only that the seats will be manufactured to all necessary safety standards.