Airlines ask seat manufacturers to tweak armrests

09/13/2011 | (U.K.)

Airlines are striving to accommodate larger passengers by selling them two seats, but the airlines face a challenge and have asked aircraft-seat manufacturers to help. The armrests on some Airbus A350 economy-class seats can be pushed back, but the hinge points on some of them stick out into passengers' backs. Airbus has asked the manufacturers to look into moving the hinge point.

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