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B752 W/winglets @ BFI?  
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

I was northbound on I-5 just south of BFI last Friday a 752 took off from 31L heading right for me. I didn't get as good of a look at it as I would have liked given that I was driving (traffic came to a crawl at the north end of the airport and stayed that way until I got out of Everett, what timing...) but I'm almost certain that it was fitted with winglets. Does anyone know if Boeing is doing any testing/fitting at BFI? I'll be keeping an eye out when I'm in Seattle this weekend.


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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1597 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

It might have been a CO plane getting fitted.

I think I've seen a few pics of the CO planes at or around BFI in the database just after getting winglets added.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 1):
It might have been a CO plane getting fitted.

I think I've seen a few pics of the CO planes at or around BFI in the database just after getting winglets added.

They're not getting them done at BFI afaik.

Probably saw a 737-800. Can't recall seeing any likely wingletted 757's in the movement logs last week.

R


User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

The first 757-200 (CO A/C# 134) pilot project aircraft had winglets installed and first test flown at Boeing's Everett facility. The final stages of test flying and FAA certification was accomplished at BFI.


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The rest of CO's 752 fleet are having winglets installed by TIMCO Aerospace in GSO. The only other airline I can think of that are having winglets installed on there 752's is AA. Maybe they are having them installed at BFI.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Quoting MX757 (Reply 3):
The only other airline I can think of that are having winglets installed on there 752's is AA. Maybe they are having them installed at BFI.

No.

R


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
Probably saw a 737-800. Can't recall seeing any likely wingletted 757's in the movement logs last week.

I definetly wouldn't mistake a 738 for a 752. If it wasn't a 752 with winglets, it was a 752 without them. Still, I could swear I saw them...I ment to check some tracking sites when I got to Bellingham later that night, but I forgot. Oh well.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Maybe it was a US Air one...  bigthumbsup 

R


User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1568 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

What about a private 752 with winglets? I know there are a few flying around!!


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Did it have PW's? Maybe it's the ellusive UA 757W...

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Any chance you saw a TU-214 visiting for some reason....A lot of corperate heavy iron like to use the FBO there.


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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7320 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
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Quoting MX757 (Reply 3):
Maybe they are having them installed at BFI.

Negative. Work is being hurried up at TUL.

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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 8):
Did it have PW's? Maybe it's the ellusive UA 757W...

You know it. Bigfoot isn't as good avoiding the public as that thing is...


User currently offlineMakemineslax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Quoting MX757 (Reply 3):
The only other airline I can think of that are having winglets installed on there 752's is AA.

Last I heard, the mod was done on a single 752 for evaluation purposes. Did they decide to retrofit more?


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Quoting Makemineslax (Reply 12):
Last I heard, the mod was done on a single 752 for evaluation purposes. Did they decide to retrofit more?

IIRC, the mod on the 738 was for a testing process, the 752's were all getting them.


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