Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Continental Winglets?  
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Does anyone know when CO is scheduled to start installing winglets on its 737 and 757 fleet?


Go Cubs!
14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

CO will soon begin installing blended winglets, manufactured by Aviation Partners Boeing, on some of its 737-800 and 757-200 aircraft. Although several airlines already operate with winglets on their 737s, including Copa, CO will be the first airline to operate the 757-200 with winglets.
The winglet is an upward and aft curving device which attaches to the existing wingtip. This aerodynamic modification stands eight feet two inches tall, and increases the overall wing span on the 737-800 by four feet seven inches, and by nine feet nine inches on the 757-200. The net effect on the aircraft is lower drag and improved lift. The lower induced drag results in up to a 5 percent fuel burn reduction, most of which takes place at cruise altitude. The winglets also improve the airplane’s takeoff performance while reducing engine maintenance costs, emissions and noise.
“The winglet project has involved many CO groups, including Fleet Planning, Materials, Airport Services, Finance, Flight Operations, Marketing and Engineering,” Engineering Managing Director John Wiitala said. “Thanks to the hard work of all these individuals, the project will realize significant savings for CO and will help us make our fleet the best in the business.”
CO has agreed to install winglets on 11 Boeing 737-800s beginning in July 2004 and expects to complete these installations by the end of 2004. The first of 11 757-200 winglet installations will be completed prior to the summer of 2005.

Copyed from the CO TIMES (June 2004) Employees News



CAL........Continental Airlines....... Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

So are they installing them on all of their 737NGs or just the -800s, and will it be just those 11 or is it intended to be some sort of test program? Thanks for the info!


Go Cubs!
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9607 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

The program is still at least a year off, maybe longer (for the 757).

User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

The will first install the winglets on 11 737-800's then if all goes well the will continue with the 700's and the 900's if possible. But yes the first 11 are a kinda test program. The first 11 737-800's with winglets are mostly going to be used on the EWR - West Coast Transcon flights to test the benefits of the winglets for CO. The first 11 757's with winglets will be used on the Transcon and Trans Atlantic routes Continental Serves and will obviously be a testing bed for CO and Boeing aviation partners ( the makers of the winglets).
Cant wait to see a 757 w/ winglets



CAL........Continental Airlines....... Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

A 757 with winglets? Can't wait to see it!

I wonder if ATA will put winglets on their 757 for the new trans-atlantic services? Just think an airline with a fleet of aircract that all have winglets! (738, 752, and 753)



Boiler up!
User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3924 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

we should just take delivery of our upcoming 738s with winglets already. Now we have to keep some aircraft out of service to have the winglets added. Does anyone know how long this process takes?


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

The installation if done at an Aviation Partners site is stated to be 2.8 days of down time. That includes delivery/retune time and 1.5 hours of flight testing.

I read on AviationNow.com that Southwest's MX team has the down time all the way down to 1.9 days.



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

It sucks that it is so long until the winglets get installed...how hard can it be?


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21530 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

A 757 with winglets? Can't wait to see it!

Here's a sneak preview  Smile :


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Luis Gonçalves
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Shenzhe



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Stefan Sjögren
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ignatiy Savranskiy




7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinePropilotjw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Let's not let the Russians think that we are copying them now. Our will look better anyway! the winglets look awesome on the 737 and I am sure they will look awesome on the 757

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Also, just a little tidbit, it is my understanding the winglet-installed A/C will not be subfleeted at first.

If scheduling insists on running a winglet-equipped plane to a certain city and puts such prohibition on it, then they will create a separate fleet designator for it. What that will be I do not now as of now.


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3409 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

According to CO's Wednesday's Employee News Update, the next two 738 deliveries from Boeing will be the first winglet-ed. Said deliveries are currently scheduled for 'late July'.


Working very hard to Fly Right....
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1494 times:


Will the winglets on the 757's be blended or upward-curving such as the 737-800's? Just think the 757 with blended winglets such as the 764 and 773ER would look awesome!!!
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

It sucks that it is so long until the winglets get installed...how hard can it be?

The 757 winglets need to be manufactured and certified... not a trivial process. The others is probably just CO waiting in line.


Will the winglets on the 757's be blended or upward-curving such as the 737-800's? Just think the 757 with blended winglets such as the 764 and 773ER would look awesome!!!


The 737-800 features a blended winglet. The 773ER and 764 feature a raked wingtip.

The 757 will have blended winglets.

N


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Winglets Continental B737-700 (73G) posted Mon Apr 17 2006 22:51:51 by Lucianflyboy
Continental 757 With Winglets At SJO (02-22-06) posted Thu Feb 23 2006 05:22:35 by LTU932
Continental 757 W/winglets Appearences In The UK posted Sat Jun 11 2005 15:34:49 by A340600
Continental 737s W/ Winglets posted Wed Jan 26 2005 01:46:40 by Kjet12
Continental 757 Winglets posted Thu Nov 11 2004 04:10:28 by Max Q
Continental Advertising Against Delta posted Thu Dec 7 2006 23:15:56 by Continental123
NW 757 Winglets/cabin Mods posted Thu Dec 7 2006 06:51:15 by N808NW
747 LCF No Winglets? posted Thu Dec 7 2006 04:32:23 by Jcded
All 41 CO 757-200s Have Winglets Now posted Thu Dec 7 2006 03:42:58 by EWRCabincrew
Raked Wingtips Vs. Blended Winglets posted Wed Dec 6 2006 23:33:11 by Iloveboeing