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the mean weight of the population has increased from 166.3 Ibs to 172.55 Ibs. this could have an impact on the capability of the aircraft to handle such an increase in the weight of passengers. therefore, the airline firm should determine whether the safety of passengers is at risk. this will entails measures such as acquiring a new aircraft that can handle increase in weight of passengers in the future. when this happen, the fixed costs of the airline will increase if it was to buy another aircraft. the firm should consult experts to determine how a change in fixed costs will affect the profitability of the firm.
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