Airlines are uncertain about new engines for narrow-body fleet

04/29/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Airlines appear wary as Airbus and Boeing study new engines for narrow-body aircraft. The revamped engines would help airlines save on fuel costs, but the savings could be offset by more complex maintenance. "We just got to a single fleet, so I don't know that we're itching for more complexity," said an executive at Alaska Airlines, while American Airlines said it has not "determined whether this is something that'll be to our benefit or not."

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