N276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
Since Continental was the first to start retrofitting their aircraft with the new feature, I was wondering if there were any other airlines expressing interest in doing the same? American and Delta both have huge fleets of 757's and could benefit from the savings and performance associated with them. Any thoughts?
PS: I did a search and could not find an answer to my question.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
757 & 767 will not be disappearing from the skies anytime soon. Airlines and manufacturers will look into making existing machines more efficient with 'wingleting' a much easier task than say re-engining.
CO happens to use its 757 on the longest sectors, thus it took to launch the 757-winglet program. Air Canada is a carrier that also stretches the 767 to the limits and thus wants to squeeze a little more out of the airframe.
The 767 winglet, depending on the cost/efficiency improvement factors, will get attention from 767 operators throughout the world, particularly US carriers since they have the most numerous fleet numbers and most cannot undertake in fleet replacement investments.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27340 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1): If it works for the 757 planform, why not the 767?
Well, they do have different wings. Still, APB has a winglet program for the 767 but have not found takers yet. AC is a likely candidate, though they want Boeing or Airbus to pay for the winglets.
Quoting Funflyer (Reply 2): Are the 767's going to be phased out with the arrival of the 7E7?
With nearly 1000 built and very few retired (many going to second tier users) and some very young examples out there, the 767 is not going anywhere for a while. The 787, which wont come for more than 2 years now, will take its place at the head of that size of aircraft, but the 767 will still be of use to many operators, particularly if winglets make it even more efficient
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Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
Air Canada has mentioned it wants to install winglets on it's 767s. I'll bet though many carriers will refit their 757s with them if it is cost effective for them to do it. Hopefully many 767s as well.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
If the price of oil keeps going up, airlines will look to ways to save on their fuel costs. While the inital investment per a/c is in the millions of dollars, the fuel savings in the long term make it a good investment.