Boeing keeps elderly in mind when designing 787

09/29/2005 |

A Boeing program is aimed at helping engineers understand what elderly travelers experience in the cabin of a commercial jetliner. Engineers in their 20s and early-30s donned "third-age suits" that mimic what it is like to have limited vision and dexterity as they traveled on Horizon and Alaska Airlines flights. The engineers are designing the interior of the 787.

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