New jets helping American Airlines cut carbon emissions

10/22/2008 | Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)

As American Airlines phases out its MD-80 fleet with newer models from Boeing Corp., the environment could benefit as much as the company's bottom line. New 737s are 35% more efficient than old MD-80s, says Jim Walsh, American's managing director-environmental, because "you're carrying more people and burning less fuel." Likewise, the 787s American recently ordered will burn about 20% less fuel than same-sized aircraft in use today.

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