American flight will test fuel-saving tricks

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American flight will test fuel-saving tricks

Postby Greg on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:15 pm

DALLAS - American Airlines will test fuel-saving technology and tactics on a Paris-to-Miami flight this week that the carrier and federal officials hope will help make the case for a new navigation system.

The plane on Thursday's flight will take a direct route guided by global-positioning technology instead of staying within the usual jetliner highways.

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