Summary Box: Boeing plans new engine for 737

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Posted: Aug 30, 2011 5:52 PM
Summary Box: Boeing plans new engine for 737

NEW ENGINE. BIG DEAL? Actually, yes. Boeing says the new engine will make the 737 4 percent more fuel-efficient than a competing Airbus plane. These days that's one of the main things airlines look for.

SIMPLICITY: A new engine requires fewer government approvals and less engineering work, too. Boeing Co. says it will keep other changes to the 737 minimal to simplify the process.

DELIVERY: Expected in 2017.