03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Airline Unveils Environmentally-Friendly Jet

British low-cost airline easyJet has unveiled a design for a radically different-looking short-haul airliner that it says would be highly environmentally friendly and could be built by 2015.

EasyJet said its design--which it dubbed the "easyJet ecoJet"-- would be 25 percent quieter and would emit 50 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) and 75 percent less nitrous oxide (NOx) than today's newest short-haul airliners.

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