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Passenger safety and very large transportation aircraft

Helen Muir (Human Factors Group, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Bedford, UK and also a Member of the Aviation Panel of the Institute of Measurement and Control, London, UK)
Lauren Thomas (Human Factors Group, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Bedford, UK and also a Member of the Aviation Panel of the Institute of Measurement and Control, London, UK)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Future very large transport aircraft (VLTA) represents an exciting and important development in civil aviation. The emergency evacuation of VLTAs in the event of a survivable crash poses a challenge for aircraft manufacturers and certification authorities. The information which has been gained from previous evacuation research has been re‐evaluated for VLTA. This included consideration of the aircraft configuration, crew factors and passenger issues.

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Citation

Muir, H. and Thomas, L. (2004), "Passenger safety and very large transportation aircraft", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 5, pp. 479-486. https://doi.org/10.1108/00022660410555158

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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