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Boeing says new 737 model will burn less fuel than expected
May 30, 2013 / 9:43 PM / 5 years ago

Boeing says new 737 model will burn less fuel than expected

SEATTLE, May 30 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it is confident its new 737 MAX passenger jet will burn 13 percent less fuel than current 737 models, a figure that exceeds earlier estimates.

At a press briefing, Boeing said its forecast is based on computer models and wind tunnel tests. The plane is due to enter production in 2015 and be delivered to customers in 2017. The 737 MAX is the latest narrow-body plane by Boeing and competes with the A320neo made by Airbus.

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