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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1819 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?

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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2519 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1759 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.


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1714 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1739 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.

Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1949 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1710 times:


These improves for the older 727 is a good option specially for a small and poor airlines like LAB in Boliviaor Aviacsa in Mexico. Of course these improves is a benefit for the cargo airlines.


User currently offlinePalebird From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

You do not have to re-engine the 727 to put winglets on. Dugan sells kits for the winglet and flap droop mod. Use the same old JT8-7 to 17.

User currently offlineKtliem@YVR From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1675 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."

Other competing stage 3 hush kits modification packages are offered by BF Goodrich http://www.super27.com/, FedEx and Raisbeck http://www.raisbeck.com/s2.html

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1636 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.

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User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

The first 727 I ever saw with winglets was of Royal Airlines back in the mid-90's:

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