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Why No Winglets On The 737-600  
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

if i am not mistaken, the 737-600 is a next generation aircraft. the -300 through -500 were the 2nd generations. then why has boeing not fitted winglets to the -600 model? i understand that they only help duing long range flights, but how long must the range be to get a savings? boeing is starting to boggle my mind... Nuts


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User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

Hi Cancidas,
To the best of my knowledge the winglets are an option on the "nex-gen" aircraft, except the BBJ. There is a company that is applying for an STC to fit the "classic" (-200 thru -500) models with an aftermarket winglet kit. Ameri-jet has applied these winglets to some of thier 727-200F aircraft!

Jetmek319



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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Most 736's have very short routes. Simply put, winglets would have minimal benefits. Not worth the additional costs.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

anyone know a website where i can find info about it?


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Cancidas,here's one.
http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/enter.htm
Wonder why no winglets for 737-400's ?



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User currently offlineBoeingflyer From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

I´m not sure about it, but I think the -600 is just not heavy enough. It is fitted with the same wings as the -700 to -900 and they are all heavier than the -600. So the wing of the -600 generates less lift and therefore less turbulences at the wing tips. Increasing drag by fitting a winglet (in order to minimize turbulence) may be less economical than accepting some (few) turbulences.
But I´m sure if someone wants his -600 fitted with winglets, they´ll do it.


User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Here's a good general info website: http://www.b737.org.uk/
The winglets actually decrease drag by decreasing the wingtip voticies. There is some consideration being given to winglets for the -600 but there isn't any demand as the plane is considered a bare-bones, short haul, small load economy version of the plane.
One more thing, the winglets were created to make the BBJ more visually appealing. They all have them unless specifically eliminated by the customer.
Boeing (as a group) was surprised and continues to be surprised by the economy figures as the database is built.



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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

Oops I forgot the winglets links:

http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_17/winglet_story.html




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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Lets not forget there are not very many 737-600 out there and not many operators.
ASSFO



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