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Environmentalists in Sync With Airbus Formation Flying Plans

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September 14, 2012
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Environmental groups say they are encouraged by ambitious plans recently announced by Airbus to fly its aircraft in flock formation by the middle of this century. The company's Smarter Skies concepts also include steeper take-offs to reduce journey times and gentler, glide-in landings.


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The Boeing Company: Plenty of Runway and Clear Skies Ahead

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American Airlines Awards GE Aviation-Safran $2.6B Contract

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