20 Jan '12, 2pm

Removing 6 pounds of weight from each seat in its planes will save @SouthWest $10M next year #EasyGreenChanges

Removing 6 pounds of weight from each seat in its planes will save @SouthWest $10M next year #EasyGreenChanges

By 2013, many of Southwest’s cabins will feature lightweight, eco-friendly materials to increase fuel efficiency, save resources and improve customer comfort. Photo: Southwest Southwest planes’ cabins are about to get a green makeover, the airline announced this week, featuring lightweight, eco-friendly materials to increase fuel efficiency and conserve resources. Dubbed “Evolve: The New Southwest Interior ,” the cabin remodel will incorporate more durable seats that weigh 6 pounds per seat less than current seats, making the plane a total of 635 pounds lighter than current models and achieving $10 million annual savings in fuel costs. The company will reuse the cabin’s existing seat frames to save money and resources and will install recycled leather textile seat covers made from discards from the leather industry. READ: Boeing 787 Will Be More Fuel Efficient Interior car...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/01/20/southwest-airlines-ca...

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