Tom in NO
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Southwest 737 Winglet Progress; NM 1 And Nev 1?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:42 am

Couple of quick questions regarding the Southwest 737-700 winglet program:

1) how many conversions (per week?) are being turned out?
2) how long are the conversions actually taking (the ads I see say it takes roughly 72 hours)?
3) anyone know when New Mexico One and Nevada One are due for their conversions?

Tom at MSY
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RE: Southwest 737 Winglet Progress; NM 1 And Nev 1?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:22 am

1/ Two per week, last I heard...

2/ The winglet work itself may only take 72 hours, but the aircraft are in for other work during the same visit and total time is running 4-5 days.

3/ Nevada-1 (N727SW is the older of the two, and I'd expect to see it done first, maybe 4-5 months from now. New Mexico One (N781WN) is older, so maybe 6-7 months from now. Those are just guesses, so maybe 737doctor can get some more exact info..
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RE: Southwest 737 Winglet Progress; NM 1 And Nev 1?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:28 am

will every southwest a/c be retrofitted with winglets?

does anyone know what the actual long-term fuel saving is?
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Southwest 737 Winglet Progress; NM 1 And Nev 1?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:29 am

Is the work being done at DAL, or in Seattle, or is it being split up?

Tom
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RE: Southwest 737 Winglet Progress; NM 1 And Nev 1?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:32 am

>>>will every southwest a/c be retrofitted with winglets?

-200s. No, they'll all be retired within the next year or so..

-300s. Maybe. They are available for -300s.

-500s. Maybe. If they can get them on -300s, -500s could work to, but I don't know whether they been authorized yet.

-700s. Yes. Any new SWA -700 coming from Boeing as of Dep/Oct 2004 will have the winglets installed at Boeing, before delivery. Any -700s already in the fleet, or scheduled for delivery before the above dates, will be retofitted.
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