This is Leslie Harris, and the FAA is looking at changing the minimum seat dimensions on airplanes.
They are concerned with how how much seat size is can be reduced, while still being able to evacuate a plane safely. They are considering reducing seat widths to 17 inches.
The FAA would like you to review the cabin evacuations study, and then submit a comment at their survey. This study is closing November 1st, so please take the survey soon. I don’t know about you, but further reducing seat sizes seems like a bad idea to me.
You can find all the information and the links to the survey and study HERE