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United To Add Winglets To 757 (?)  
User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Found this on another discussion board...unfortunately there was no source mentioned but it seems legit. It was in another article about the AA 767 winglets.

Quote:
Meanwhile, United is expected to become the latest major 757 operator to announce selection of the blended winglet to reduce fuel costs. The airline, which currently operates 97 757-200s, is expected to start by retrofitting aircraft from September onwards. Other 757 winglet customers include American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, while LaMoria adds that others including Delta Airlines are “very interested.”

Maybe that mystery UA winglet-equipped 757 really did exist...

http://forums.ifdg.net/index.php?showtopic=2116

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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Indeed. Actually its not a mystery except the company has decided to sit on the news for quite some time. The Hawaii etops B757s along with p.s. aircraft are due for retrofitting commencing September.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 1):
Indeed. Actually its not a mystery except the company has decided to sit on the news for quite some time. The Hawaii etops B757s along with p.s. aircraft are due for retrofitting commencing September.

So I take it only the ETOPS (incl. p.s.) 757s will be receiving winglets, or do they plan to eventually mod the entire fleet?


User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

There is an article at today's FlightGlobal, about the planned AA 767 winglet program and the UAL 757 winglet program as well:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...merican-first-for-767-winglet.html

Good news for UAL. Are there any plans for UAL to retrofit them onto their 763's?



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 2):
So I take it only the ETOPS (incl. p.s.) 757s will be receiving winglets, or do they plan to eventually mod the entire fleet?

29 aircraft for now.

13 p.s., and 16 Hawaii ETOPS birds - basically the ones that operate the longest stage lengths and have most to gain from winglets.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Fair use:

American plans to install winglets on its entire fleet of 58 767-300ER aircraft, saving at least 290,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft per year.

Thats a whopping 16,820,000 gallons saved per year at current fuel prices.



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