Air France is urging manufacturers to launch a medium-haul aircraft program that will generate greater fuel efficiency gains compared to the current 737 and A320 family offerings. "About every ten years, we have been able to take in new-generation equipment that has helped us reduce operating costs by 1% per year, lower specific engine fuel consumption by 1% annually and decrease the noise footprint by 1 dB per year," Senior VP-New Aircraft & Corporate Fleet Planning Pierre Vellay said ...

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