Warm Up Exercise, November 16 & 19, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Explain (give reasons) why or why not the government should make and enforce rules relating to airline safety.  Explain why or why not the government should make and enforce rules relating to airline passenger comfort; such as seat size and spacing.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

SUPPLEMENT SHORT ESSAY:  New compact cars seem to have more interior passenger space, in part because of engineers maximizing the use of space for mechanical efficiency and ergonomics.  So why does passenger space in modern airliners keep getting smaller?  See the graphic from CNN below:

passenger seats
historical data on airline passenger seats (CNN)

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FOOTNOTES:

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view