A Reality Check of the 90-Second Evacuation Rule

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The FAA’s 90-Second Rule: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that all aircraft must be able to evacuate all passengers.

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Testing Conditions vs. Reality: The FAA’s current evacuation tests are far from realistic.

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Real-World Evacuations: Real-life incidents, like the evacuation of Japan Airlines Flight 516.

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Legislative Push for Real-World Standards: In response to these discrepancies, legislators like Senator Tammy Duckworth.

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What Needs to Change?: To make evacuations safer and more realistic, experts suggest several key changes.

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Time for a Reality Check: The 90-second rule is a noble goal, but it’s time for a reality check. 

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