Topic Author
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:38 am

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?
Engines Turn Or People Swim
Posts: 1767
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:13 pm

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.
"Just because I know how to get off a freeway doesn't mean I know how to get back on!" - Retard Joe