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Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767  
User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26028 posts, RR: 50
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Austrian Is First European Airline To Put Winglets On 767

05/09/2007

Austrian Airlines says it will soon be the first European airline to outfit its 767 fleet with blended winglets.

The airline expects to save 1,000 tons of kerosene per aircraft per year because of improved aerodynamics, while at the same time extending the range of the aircraft by 670 kilometers. Austrian says that at certain destinations, it can increase its payload by up to five tons when using 767s with winglets.


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User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

My thread was deleted yesterday, so I expect yours will be, too.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.

Micke//  Wink



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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.

Micke//

YEP, +extra seat that they did not need +cargo belly space they could not fill= Surprise, surprise an airline with a mission profile where the 767 turned out to be more economical. All this despite the commonality myth with their single aisle fleet... makes you wonder, doesn't it?  Wink



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

Micke// Big grin



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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter):
Austrian Is First European Airline To Put Winglets On 767

Congratulations to Austria! I expect that the winglets will be very common on the 767 as it increases the range, and saves several tons of fuel.

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.



Quoting PEET7G (Reply 3):
YEP, +extra seat that they did not need +cargo belly space they could not fill= Surprise, surprise an airline with a mission profile where the 767 turned out to be more economical. All this despite the commonality myth with their single aisle fleet... makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I am sure that the cost of ownership might have been the issue. It might have been more expensive just to own the A332 than the 767. The benefit of being able to move more cargo and people did not return the extra cost of ownership. Looking at the improved revenue for Austria in the first quarter of 2007 I am sure they did the right move here.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 1):
My thread was deleted yesterday, so I expect yours will be, too.



Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

Micke//

Solnabo. Don't get me started here  Wink



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4760 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

Micke//

Yes must be. Afterall, there are never missions that a Boeing aircraft could actually make more sense than an Airbus...



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26028 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

What this does say for Austrian is that the 763s will be around for quite some time in the fleet plan.
With the withdrawal of A330/A340s its clear AUA is not looking at the 787/A350 mid-term options.



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