Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa says a new narrowbody aircraft could deliver up to 27% better fuel efficiency compared to a current-generation aircraft if it were equipped with new engines and its major components were made from the company's newly developed aluminum alloys. Alcoa says it is “talking very closely” with Boeing, which has been considering developing a new narrowbody for launch around 2020. For its part, Airbus insists that any newly built aircraft will not bring significant ...

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