New fuel-efficiency mandates could force the re-engining of today's aircraft, one senior airline executive reportedly told Airbus. Speaking with ATW's Eco-Aviation Today about the promised 15% fuel saving of the A320neo, Airbus COO Customers John Leahy said a key European airline CEO cautioned that “once the public and environmentalists know that we can achieve a 15% fuel saving and we are not doing it because the business case doesn’t stack up, we will get hit on the ...

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