Neither Airbus nor Boeing will bow to today's record oil prices and consider bringing forward the launch of a more fuel-efficient successor to the A320/737 platforms, which has slipped over the past 12-18 months from a 2015 entry-into-service schedule. While agreeing that the current run-up in fuel costs "does create an incentive," James Haas, director-787 product marketing, told attendees at the SpeedNews Commercial Aviation Suppliers Conference in Los Angeles that "it's not enough by ...

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