Final rule on accessible airline lavatories

Posted on August 1, 2023


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On the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule which requires airline lavatories to be more accessible.

This rulemaking, allowed under the Air Carrier Access Act, would require airlines to make lavatories on new single-aisle aircraft large enough to permit a passenger with a disability and attendant to approach, enter, and move within as necessary to use the aircraft lavatory.

Learn about the rule (docket number DOT-OST-2021-0137)

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