Planenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
While transiting through Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport on Monday (9/3), I saw that LAB operates a 727-200 with winglets on its flight from La Paz.
I know that the new Pan Am also operates the type with winglets and am wondering what other carriers do as well. What's the purpose? If its to improve fuel efficiency, then why don't we see winglets on more 727s?
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
The winglets are part of a package designed to transform the B727's into Super 727's. They were developed to improve fuel efficency. B727's that get the winglets also get new engines so it is expensive for airlines to buy them and only if you plan to operate the B727 for a long time, you buy the package.
In Mexico Aviacsa is testing the winglets on one of its B722's. The airliner is HK3 with new engines and is used primarily on the MEX-MTY-LAS route.
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1668 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
Kelowna Flightkraft up here in Canada Has 727s with winglets I dont remember the last time I was at YHM and they didnt have a 727 with winglets here. Also if you like 727s come to YHM it always has them here all frieghters though.
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Ktliem@YVR From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
The company offering the winglet modification you mentioned is Dugan Air Technologies http://www.quietwing.com/. According to Dugan "The idea behind the Quiet Wing System is to increase aircraft operating performance, provide significant economical payback while complying with Stage 3 noise regulations without the added weight and fuel burn."
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
Aviacsa is not that "small and poor". With 20+ jets it's way larger than LAB, Ecuatoriana,Ladeco,etc. even when there are at least three carriers in Mexico larger tnat Aviacsa.
Back to the topic. Here's XA-SLM at LAS.