highliner2
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CO 757-300 Winglets

Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:18 am

Is CO planning on adding winglets to their 753 fleet? I wasn't sure if there was even such an option as yet for the stretched version. Anybody know?

thanks,
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gigneil
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RE: CO 757-300 Winglets

Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:22 am

I have heard no tell. I certainly don't believe that the option has been certificated, yet.

The 753 wing may not be strong enough to carry both the plane and the winglet without strengthening.

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RE: CO 757-300 Winglets

Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:26 am

I've heard it will not happen. The 753 I dont' think can be certified with winglets, or something like that. But what I've heard is that it will not happen.
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drerx7
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RE: CO 757-300 Winglets

Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:32 am

There was an exhaustive topic on this--but the answer is no. At least not in the near term. The 752s, 738s, and 73Gs are the only Continental birds that you will see with winglets; and at present the entire fleet of those aircraft will not be receiving them. They may out fit the entire 738/73G and 752 fleet with them down the line though. The 753 and 739 are for high volume/low yield domestic/Mexico/Carribbean/Latin American routes--so no winglets.
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