N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 20 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2767 times:
The question is as stated in the subject: do any airlines still have unmodified 737NGs flying around without the APB winglets installed? I would assume it's more likely for government/military aircraft or business aircraft, but what about those in commercial service?
srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 5):
Is DL all done?.....I know they were late in the game
Unless they've got some that have been hiding from the photographers here, yes. The 73Gs were delivered with the winglets and it did take them some time before finally outfitting the 738s.
Even operators like FL have all of their 73Gs outfitted with winglets. If I remember correctly, they were originally going to install them on apart of the fleet (The ones leased from GEACS?) but eventually decided the cost savings in the long run was worth the initial expense. This is something other 737NG operators discovered as well and outfitted all of their a/c with them (excluding the 736 since there is not a winglet certified for it).