Southwest Airlines Executive VP and COO Mike Van de Ven yesterday called on aircraft manufacturers to develop a new narrowbody aircraft, saying that today's 737NG and A320s are unable to deliver the "step change" in efficiency that the airline industry needs. Delivering the opening keynote address at ATW's Eco-Aviation Conference in Washington, he said, "The time has come to develop a replacement to the workhorse narrowbodies." He added that today's ...

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