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Winglet Retrofits On 762 And 772?  
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Hi all,

I was wondering if there are any plans to fit 763-style winglets on any 762s - say CO or US' 762s for example?

Also will the 772 be getting blended wingtips like the 777NGs?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30584 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
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I would think they might benefit the 767-200ER, since those can fly quite a distance.

With the short stage lengths for the 767-200 and 777-200, I wonder if it would really help...  scratchchin 


User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5314 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

APB has stated on a number of occasions that they are developing blended winglets (not raked wingtips) for the 772ER. I don't know whether they'd bother with the regular 772 or not. On the one hand, it's a very similar aircraft; on the other, there are not that many of them and they do short stage lengths.

I have a hard time believing that the investment would be worth it for the 762ER. Of all the 762ERs in service, only a few (CO's and Kazakhstan's) are likely to remain in service for more than a few years.


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2394 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

The problem for the 762ER is that neither CO nor US (the two likely candidates) are willing to 'donate' an aircraft to the certification program, which could take several months to complete. APB has the specs for a 762 winglet, but no partner that would sign to assume some of the certification-related risk.

There may not be enough 762s in service to justify it, either.


User currently offlineCOA735 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1879 times:



Quoting CODC10 (Reply 3):
The problem for the 762ER is that neither CO nor US (the two likely candidates) are willing to 'donate' an aircraft to the certification program, which could take several months to complete.

Maybe something parking in the dessart?


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