1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6536 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5116 times:
I have been wondering why Aviation Partners currently does not have any plans for winglets on the 737-400. They have already developed winglets for the 737-300, 737-700, and 737-800, with winglets for the 737-500 and 737-900 in the works. Why not the 737-400 though? The 737-400, while not very popular in the United States, was fairly popular outside the U.S., and in fact has sold in greater numbers than the 737-500 did globally. I don't see why they would choose to offer winglets for the 737-500 but not the 737-400, if more 737-400s have been produced. I could see why they wouldn't develop winglets for the 737-100, -200, and -600, as most airlines are retiring their 737-100s/200s, and the 737-600 was and still is a poor seller to begin with, and is not worth developing winglets for a small number of aircraft.
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Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4545 times:
Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 8): i was wondering whether they have to remove the lights (red and green lights that are placed at the end side of the wings)...Do they have to remove the lights and the installed the winglets?
The winglets have lights in them. They replaces the existing lights in the wingtip.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter): I have been wondering why Aviation Partners currently does not have any plans for winglets on the 737-400.
The 737-400 may not have enough margin left in the wing. They are available for the 737-300 and -500, which are both less highly loaded than the -400.