FAA orders airlines to put oxygen back in plane lavatories

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    The government is giving airlines more than three years to restore emergency oxygen to aircraft lavatories, although safety advocates say that's too long to be without the potentially life-saving supplies

    The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering chemical oxygen generators be installed in a directive that will be published in the Federal Register today — a year after ordering airlines take them out because they could be used to start a fire.

    The FAA said at the time that the decision to remove them was made in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration and the FBI as a precautionary measure unrelated to a specific terrorist threat.

    The agency said then it would take two to four years for aircraft manufacturers to develop a secure oxygen system in lavatories.

    Read More: http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/...ut-oxygen-back-in-plane-lavatories/55814848/1
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    A great decision, but it's along time, 3 years, this should go faster!

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