TWO YEARS AGO, SOUTHWEST Airlines convened a meeting of representatives from Boeing, GE Aviation Systems and a host of avionics suppliers to explain its ambitious plan for retrofitting the non-glass cockpits of at least 115 737 Classics to bring the older aircraft in line with its newer 737NGs. The goal is to enable the LCC to reap the full benefits of Required Navigation Performance (ATW, 9/07, p. 82). "We explained the timeline of the project [certification by early 2011 and ...

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