Offshore Passengers To Be Measured By Shoulder Width

LONDON — Oil and gas workers traveling to and from offshore platforms in the North Sea will have their shoulder widths measured to test their suitability to fly, a U.K. safety watchdog has decreed.

Step Change for Safety, the safety body for U.K. offshore operations, said Oct. 7 that passengers who have a shoulder width 22 in. or greater will be classed as Extra Broad and will be required to sit next to a helicopter window which has a diagonal size that is “compatible with this measurement.” 

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Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Island Air, located in Hawaii. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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