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- Reporter's Notebook: Boeing and Airbus Roll Out New Plans - Boeing is developing a jumbo jet that will carry 800 people on two decks that extend into the wings. Designed for international travel from gateway cities, the carriers will be more fuel efficient and quieter than the today's biggest passenger jets. Robert Ditchey, founder of America West Airline, says the BWB will change the face and feel of air travel.
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