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Multiple Airlines Now Blocking Last Rows On Airbus A320neosMultiple airlines are now blocking the rear rows of the Airbus A320neo. This is due to an Airworthiness Directive issued by EASA which has limited the aircraft’s center of gravity envelope. (simpleflying.com) More...
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according to airline accountants, profitability occurs within the last handful of passengers, surely within the number being denied seating do the CG dilemma.One solution occurs: weigh each passenger prior to boarding, enter the weights into a weight/balance/cg profile, then seat them accordingly, perhaps the lightest in the rear seats. It messes up the extortion racket the companies use to charge higher fares for specified seating, but the devious airline managements will quickly find a way to make it work for company advantage whilst filling the cabin with paying customers/cattle.
so the less than 50% of Americans that are not overweight get stuck with the toilets?
We did that 30 yrs ago in Central America - but on Twin Otters
One impact of COG is controlability limits. As new, physically larger engine have to be installed ahead of the wings of A320neo and 737Max the COG changes. This could be a result of the investigations of the 737Max troubles.
Perhaps move first class to the rear? Fewer seats mean less weight.
So is the FAA and EASA gonna ground them indefinitely until they can prove its airworthiness??