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CO 737-900 And Winglets...  
User currently onlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1912 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

I have read on this forum before, that Continental is putting blended winglets on all of their 737-700s and -800s. Just curious: is there any possibility they could install them on -900s as well?

Any info is appreciated. Thanx!


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

Even if they don't need the extra range any where they can save fuel they should make that investment.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

if Cruising time is Long enough to off set the Weight loss.Why not.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 999 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

I have not heard if the -900 model has had the winglet STC'd yet? I think you all are right, if it saves fuel lets put them on.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting CALPilot (Reply 3):
I have not heard if the -900 model has had the winglet STC'd yet? I think you all are right, if it saves fuel lets put them on.

I dont think that a winglet program has been certified for the 739.....due to the small number of 739s produced, costs may be prohibitive. CO has only twelve 739s...which are rather effecient even without winglets so its probably not a priority.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Katie, a Inflight service specialist (FA) for CO told me that winglets are being installed on the 739. I told her shes nuts, but told me they're planning to do it.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):
Katie, a Inflight service specialist (FA) for CO told me that winglets are being installed on the 739. I told her shes nuts, but told me they're planning to do it.

MCOflyer

Well, if Katie says that the 739s are getting winglets, its probably true!!!  Smile  Smile

I joking....


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

How would she know? Do flight attendants know such events or rumors? Maybe Ewrcabincrew would know this.


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User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 999 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

If Katie in Inflight says so, then I guess we're out of the loop in Flt Ops.

User currently offlineAmerican777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3921 times:

Here is a preview of how it would look like if CO added winglets to their 739's and 753's:


Big version: Width: 1310 Height: 823 File size: 60kb



Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 37kb



JOE.  Smile


User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3876 times:

Wow those pix are great.......and both look real cool with winglets...
 bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 4):
I dont think that a winglet program has been certified for the 739.....due to the small number of 739s produced, costs may be prohibitive. CO has only twelve 739s...which are rather effecient even without winglets so its probably not a priority

Kinda have to go with Dutchjet here, the 739 isn't a "range specialist" but with the extra paying pax. and that there is only 12 of them, the cost of installation,etc vrs. the the savings probably is either a wash or slightly negative...probably isn't going to happen...but who knows...


amazonphil



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