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Airline Industry #71939

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 31, 1981
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(Studio) Econ. plight of United States airlines noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Seattle, WA) Ind.'s need for fuel-efficient airliners examined; new model, Boeing 767, described. [Boeing spokesperson John HAYHURST - comments on current planes.] Importance of fuel cost issue to airlines cited; Boeings 757 discussed. McDonnell Douglas' manufacturer of DC-9 Super 80, Boeing's plans for larger version of 747, European airbus industry's development of new model, the A3-10, examined. Films shown. Lear Fan's use of composites and role in fuel efficient craft explained. [Boeing 767 division vice president Dean THORNTON - notes amount of composites in their craft.] Ind.'s goal mentioned.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Donaldson, Sam

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