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British Airways to Introduce TripleO Fuel-Saving Paint to 777

December 29, 2011

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- British Airways plans to introduce fuel-saving paint to a Boeing Co. 777-200 after successful trials on an Airbus SAS A318 serving New York and London.

The coating, made by TripleO, reduces debris build up and improves aerodynamics, the London-based airline said in an e- mailed statement. British Airways aims to save more than 100,000 pounds ($150,000) during the testing period, the airline said.

Rising fuel prices have driven airlines to seek new ways of cutting weight and improving efficiency to allow the planes to fly with less fuel. In November, for example, Israel’s El Al signed a contract with privately-held WheelTug, based in Gibraltar, to use electric motors to move aircraft on the ground.

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