Hushed Planes And Winglets

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:08 am

I have noticed that some hushkitted planes, specifically the 727 and now the 707 on the homepage, receive winglets as part of the modification. Is this done as a noise reduction step or is it purely for economics/range? A recent magazine article (Airliners or Airways, I don't remember) gave me the impression that it was both. Do they really reduce noise? Sorry if it's a silly question!

RE: Hushed Planes And Winglets

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:15 am

BTW there was an earlier thread that touched on this in January, which I just found, but there was some disagreement about it. Anyone know for sure?

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