Southwest Airlines yesterday placed into revenue service a "green plane"--a retrofitted 737-700 with a new interior featuring lighter, "eco-friendly" seat and carpet materials--for a six-month trial and projected that the aircraft could yield 10,000 gal. in fuel savings per year. Speaking in Dallas during the airline's annual media day, Chairman, President and CEO Gary Kelly said the four-year-old aircraft now is 519 lb. lighter than a standard SWA -700 and offers 5 lb. of savings per seat. ...

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