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Old 30th Jan 2014, 00:53
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HeliComparator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
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I am well aware of how cramped a 332/225 cabin is when full of well fed and well suited chaps. However, poor legroom, which I fully agree makes it uncomfortable in some seats, does no translate into poor safety. Even after we understand that we are only looking at a small subset arrivals in the water - those between where an orderly and calm evacuation right-sides up is the consequence, and where the impact forces make the arrival unsurvivable (ie currently a 1 in 22 year event), I don't see a connection with legroom. Window size, proximity, ease of operation, not having to be second out etc, Yes. But legroom? No. That is just a comfort thing. There is nothing wrong with the unions clamouring for more comfort but I resent it when it is disguised to look like a safety plea.
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