pressure altitude


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pressure altitude

An atmospheric pressure expressed in terms of altitude which corresponds to that pressure in the standard atmosphere. See also altitude.
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Customers on the flights will experience the aircraft's many passenger-friendly features including improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin pressure altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other features.
I REALLY did appreciate BC Webster's concerns (letter Aug 11), but to put minds at rest - as aircraft freight bays are at the same pressure altitude as the passenger cabin, max of 8,000 ft, which is equivalent to a drop in pressure from take-off of approx' 0.
Pressure altitude is what the altimeter would say if the pressure scale were set to 29.