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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1531 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Hello, does anybody know the reason because of which Airbus decided not to apply winglets to the new 380???

I think it's strange because it decided to use them on the 330/340.

What about Boeing and the 777?

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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I think we will see some kind of "winglet" on the A380. Right now all we have seen is the "wing fence" like on the A320.

The 777-200/300LR will have "Raked tips" like the 767-400.

User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

I think they will put winglets too, remember the first A-340 pictures didn´t have any, and then they put some. Maybe they still don´t know how they will be so they don´t put any yet.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Winglets do no benefit to short or medium haul flights. That's why 777 was not designed to have winglets. For 772ER, 772LR and 773LR, I think Boeing should put winglets on them. However, I don't understand why 737-800 has winglets option. Anyone know why?

r panda

User currently offlineTguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 436 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Maybe the A380 will have the type of winglet seen on the early A300 model. We all think of the 747/A330/340 and then the other A320 winglets. There are many options.
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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Red Panda,

Boeing did studies of the winglets for the Boeing Business Jet on a 737-800 ( I believe the #1 738 off the line ) and discovered that it could improve the range by a small margin and increase payload carrying capability. As well as reduce drag by a small percentage. Over time, winglets of the 737NG will save the airlines money.

Also, in regards to winglets on the 777, from what I understand, until recently Boeing was not big on incorporating winglets on their aircraft. I don't know why. I fact, when developing the 744, they really couldn't increase the wing span of the 747 because of structural integrity so thier only option was to put winglet on the 744. With the 777, if you look at the top view of a three-view drawing, you will notice a slight raked wingtip. It really doesn't have a conventional wingtip. I think this is where the got the idea for the raked wingtip for the 764 and the longer range versions of the 777. Boeing also was going to incorporate the raked wingtip on the 747X family as well.


User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I have seen some pictures with them having winglets, they looked like the a320 winglet! planes look better with winglets!

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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Yes, I used to like planes with winglets, but as more and more acfts have winglets, you would start to miss those without winglets such as 747 classic. Now, I start to love 747 classic because of their wing shape and the stick attached to the end of the wing tip.

 Wink/being sarcastic
r panda

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