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Why Not More Winglets?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:57 pm

Is this cost of adding winglets to 737's really more expensive than the expense of the fuel for airlines without winglets ? If not, why dont more airlines opt to have them added to their fleet?
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RE: Why Not More Winglets?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:21 pm

I would venture it has a lot to do with the age of the aircraft. If it's an older a/c, getting near retirement, then the savings on fuel might not be recovered in enough time to justify the cost of putting them on. That would be my educated guess.
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