KA501
Topic Author
Posts: 238
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:27 pm

Why No Winglets On British Registered B757's?

Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:06 pm

Despite B757's being operated by FCA,TOM,TCX,XLA,BAW,AWC,MON,MYT,EXS,AEU,DHL and soon GSM non use winglets.

This suprises me given the benefits and the uptake by American operators.

I know the real benefit exists in the cruise and the longer the flight the greater the fuel saving.

Given that these operators regularly operate 4-6 hour sectors to the Canary Islands,Turkey,Cyprus,India,Africa,Canada and USA I find it strange in the present climate non utilise winglets.

The only reasons I can think of are initial costs and that many of these airframes are now comming upto 20 years old.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos