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Since When Do A320's Have Winglets  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

I came up with this picture and its now a very rare sight that of an A320 without winglets.Since when dothey have them ?

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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Only the first few A320s delivered to AF and BA were the -100 series without wing fences. Of the first 10 delivered to BA, only 5 were delivered as -100s.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

They don't have winglets, they have wingtip fences. They have had the fences since the advent of the A320-200.


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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
I came up with this picture and its now a very rare sight that of an A320 without winglets.Since when dothey have them ?

Ok, essentially the difference is this:

The A320-100 was the original model, and came without the standard wingtip "fences" or the centre fuel tank meaning it had a lower range.

The A320-200 came later and along with upgrades to the layout of the autoflight system also had the centre fuel tanks and the wingtip "fences" that we all know the majority of A320's have today.

I am sure some if not all of those older -100's are still flying today.

[Edited 2005-06-07 10:52:55]


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting Trident2e (Reply 1):
Only the first few A320s delivered to AF and BA were the -100 series without wing fences. Of the first 10 delivered to BA, only 5 were delivered as -100s.

The BA A320-100s are from the BCAL order

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 3):
I am some if not many of those older -100's are still flying today.

I believe every one of them is still flying



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User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

The first 19 aircraft were -100 series without winglets. The fisrt aircraft was retained as a test aircraft, 16 of the other 18 are flying with AF and BA - 11 with AF, 5 with BA and 2 out of service.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

There is (or was) a GB Airways A320 based in Manchester flying with one set on the left missing.

I thought i was going mad. I had to walk back a bit and make sure i had seen the fence on teh right,then look at the left again. Strange


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12155 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
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As what has been said, the -100 series didn't have winglets, all A320s had winglets when the -200 series were introduced.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Only 2 -100s have been written off. AF lost one int he infamous air show incident, and Air Inter lost one as well. Both happened in the same year (1988/1989). The remaining 17 are in service with airlines or with Airbus.


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2886 times:

Then what about the A320 that came out with a four-wheel bogey?

Indian Airlines only?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

IA only, and many of those have been refit with standard trucks.

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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
The BA A320-100s are from the BCAL order

What's the relevance of this comment in relation to my post?


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 10):
IA only, and many of those have been refit with standard trucks.

So it wasn't a case of -100 vs -200, rather an option selected by customer?
What was the reason for the quad-bogey?
Unimproved runways?
I can guess the reason for the "re-conversion" was to standardize?

How many did IA have like this, I heard once; 10?

Does IA still have them?

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

It was about unimproved runways, and yes they wanted to standardize.

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