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Why No Winglets On The 736?  
User currently offlineHawaiian763 From Canada, joined May 2009, 258 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7173 times:

I have always wondered why I don't ever see a 737-600 with winglets? I see them installing them on -500's but most -700's, -800's and some -900's have them, but how come none on the -600's?

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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7125 times:

Perhaps the few operators of the 736 just aren't interested or they don't have a large enough fleet of 736s to make it economically viable to go through the whole certification process...

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7125 times:

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Quoting Hawaiian763 (Thread starter):
I have always wondered why I don't ever see a 737-600 with winglets? I see them installing them on -500's but most -700's, -800's and some -900's have them, but how come none on the -600's?

Probably because there are not as many of them in-service as with the other NG variants, and those they do operate them have declined to install them.


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

There aren't enough 737-600s out there whose operators want to put winglets on them. Same reason the -400 isn't getting them. There are a ton of 737-500s, like those with CO, and they're putting winglets on (nearly) everything. A number of airlines are also putting them on 737-300 aircraft.

I bet they woulda looked nice on the -600 though... and the -400, for that matter....

-J.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6904 times:

Example: SAS. The routes where the 736 is used tend to be under two hours, therefore probably not warranting winglets.


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User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6847 times:

For how long do you think that B736 will be in service?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6824 times:

Not many B736s around flying long cruise time,hence no demand for the same.

regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6815 times:



Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 3):
and the -400, for that matter....

The reason why the -400's were not done because Boeing & APB had determined that there was really not a lot of fuel savings on the type. Why? I don't remember. I read about this on A.net somewhere...

So the costs outweighed the benefits since the benefits were not there.



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User currently offlineJetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

Well, the reason WestJet doesn't install them is because their 736s are mostly used on short hops, such as YYC-YQR, although there are some western Canada-YYZ flights with 736s. I too wondered what a 736 with winglets would look like, so here's what I came up with.

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/WJ736w-winglets.jpg

-Jetplaner


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24922 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6685 times:



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 8):
Well, the reason WestJet doesn't install them is because their 736s are mostly used on short hops, such as YYC-YQR, although there are some western Canada-YYZ flights with 736s.

One of WS's two daily YYZ-LAS-YYZ flights has been a 736 most days this week. That's about 4.5 hrs. westbound and 4 hrs. eastbound.


User currently offlineRailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

And too, WJ often has a 736 crossing the country from YYJ to YYZ, or south from YYJ to LAX. The reason is that the 736, if I remember correctly, has better range than the 738 (not sure about the -700)

User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6082 times:



Quoting Railker (Reply 10):
And too, WJ often has a 736 crossing the country from YYJ to YYZ, or south from YYJ to LAX. The reason is that the 736, if I remember correctly, has better range than the 738 (not sure about the -700)

Since when has any airline flown non-stop to LAX from YYJ? WS has YYJ-LAS, but no LAX. WS 206/205 YYZ-YYJ-YYZ is typically operated by a 736, which is quite a long flight (for the type).



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User currently offlineRailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6010 times:



Quoting RJLover (Reply 11):

My bad, I meant LAS  duck 


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