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CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:30 am

I have read on this forum before, that Continental is putting blended winglets on all of their 737-700s and -800s. Just curious: is there any possibility they could install them on -900s as well?

Any info is appreciated. Thanx!
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:39 am

Even if they don't need the extra range any where they can save fuel they should make that investment.
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:01 am

if Cruising time is Long enough to off set the Weight loss.Why not.
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:29 am

I have not heard if the -900 model has had the winglet STC'd yet? I think you all are right, if it saves fuel lets put them on.
 
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting CALPilot (Reply 3):
I have not heard if the -900 model has had the winglet STC'd yet? I think you all are right, if it saves fuel lets put them on.

I dont think that a winglet program has been certified for the 739.....due to the small number of 739s produced, costs may be prohibitive. CO has only twelve 739s...which are rather effecient even without winglets so its probably not a priority.
 
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:37 am

Katie, a Inflight service specialist (FA) for CO told me that winglets are being installed on the 739. I told her shes nuts, but told me they're planning to do it.

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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:38 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):
Katie, a Inflight service specialist (FA) for CO told me that winglets are being installed on the 739. I told her shes nuts, but told me they're planning to do it.

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Well, if Katie says that the 739s are getting winglets, its probably true!!!  Smile  Smile

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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:44 am

How would she know? Do flight attendants know such events or rumors? Maybe Ewrcabincrew would know this.
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:50 am

If Katie in Inflight says so, then I guess we're out of the loop in Flt Ops.
 
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:19 am

Here is a preview of how it would look like if CO added winglets to their 739's and 753's:


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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:55 am

Wow those pix are great.......and both look real cool with winglets...
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RE: CO 737-900 And Winglets...

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 4):
I dont think that a winglet program has been certified for the 739.....due to the small number of 739s produced, costs may be prohibitive. CO has only twelve 739s...which are rather effecient even without winglets so its probably not a priority

Kinda have to go with Dutchjet here, the 739 isn't a "range specialist" but with the extra paying pax. and that there is only 12 of them, the cost of installation,etc vrs. the the savings probably is either a wash or slightly negative...probably isn't going to happen...but who knows...


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