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Originally posted by Zaphod58
The big thing with the glass cockpit is that it makes it a lot easier on the pilots to read the instruments among other things. One of the things with the CFM-56 is that they will save about $1.5B in fuel and other savings, plus they can operate at 40,000 feet instead of the current 35,000 out of 8,000 foot long runways, instead of the 10,000 they need with the TF-33.