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Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:55 pm

Why is there no winglet on this NW A333, any ideas?


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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:58 pm

Could be the one which bumped into KL 747 with its port winglet a few days ago?
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:07 pm

The winglet was probably damaged and placed on the Component Deviation List (CDL). Components that are not flight-critical may be missing from the a/c in certain situations. Many times this will require operational limitations, such as speed limitations, depending on the component. The A330 can have one winglet on CDL.
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:10 pm

A NW A333 had a similar incident some months ago, could also be that one. I'm not sure if they've fixed that one yet, but maybe not given the maintenance issues recently.
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:17 pm

It might be this one

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498240

There are a few photos too.
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:35 pm

Quoting PurdueAv2003 (Reply 2):
The winglet was probably damaged and placed on the Component Deviation List (CDL).

CDL

Configuration
Deviation
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:43 pm

just for fun ...

same aircraft

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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:01 pm

I have seen a few of these before and I like the look of the bus without the winglet better. Maybe this one was a hybrid to keep both winglet lovers and haters happy.

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Thread starter):
Why is there no winglet on this NW A333, any ideas?

The flight had to leave before the mechanics could figure out how to get it back on.  duck 
 
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:32 pm

Whats the despatch penalty minus a winglet.
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RE: Why No Winglet On This NW A333?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:00 pm

- Reduce the takeoff and approach climb performance limiting weight by 2.5%
- Reduce the one engine inoperative ceiling by 250ft
- Increase fuel burn by 1%
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