IBAC Welcomes ICAO Decision on Cockpit Doors for Ultra Long-Range Business Aircraft

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed last week the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to raise the weight threshold requirement for aircraft with hardened cockpit doors from 45.5 tonnes maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) to 54.5 tonnes MCTOW for those aircraft where the passenger seating capacity is 19 or fewer.  The decision will allow the current and planned generation of ultra long-range business aircraft to reach their full operating potential.

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