Airlines uncertain on new engines for narrow-body fleets

04/29/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Airlines appear wary as Airbus and Boeing Co. study new engines for narrow-body aircraft models. 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," notes an executive at Alaska Airlines, while American Airlines says it is yet "to be determined whether this is something that'll be to our benefit or not."

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