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Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 4:00 am

Austrian Is First European Airline To Put Winglets On 767

05/09/2007

Austrian Airlines says it will soon be the first European airline to outfit its 767 fleet with blended winglets.

The airline expects to save 1,000 tons of kerosene per aircraft per year because of improved aerodynamics, while at the same time extending the range of the aircraft by 670 kilometers. Austrian says that at certain destinations, it can increase its payload by up to five tons when using 767s with winglets.


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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 4:14 am

My thread was deleted yesterday, so I expect yours will be, too.
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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 4:19 am

Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.

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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.

Micke//

YEP, +extra seat that they did not need +cargo belly space they could not fill= Surprise, surprise an airline with a mission profile where the 767 turned out to be more economical. All this despite the commonality myth with their single aisle fleet... makes you wonder, doesn't it?  Wink
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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 4:43 am

@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 5:04 am

Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter):
Austrian Is First European Airline To Put Winglets On 767

Congratulations to Austria! I expect that the winglets will be very common on the 767 as it increases the range, and saves several tons of fuel.

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Sound odd when OS had the A332 (winglets already installed) and the range.



Quoting PEET7G (Reply 3):
YEP, +extra seat that they did not need +cargo belly space they could not fill= Surprise, surprise an airline with a mission profile where the 767 turned out to be more economical. All this despite the commonality myth with their single aisle fleet... makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I am sure that the cost of ownership might have been the issue. It might have been more expensive just to own the A332 than the 767. The benefit of being able to move more cargo and people did not return the extra cost of ownership. Looking at the improved revenue for Austria in the first quarter of 2007 I am sure they did the right move here.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 1):
My thread was deleted yesterday, so I expect yours will be, too.



Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Thu May 10, 2007 6:21 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
@ PEET7G

It sure does, but I doubt 763 is more economical, it´s a gasguzzler, period.

Micke//

Yes must be. Afterall, there are never missions that a Boeing aircraft could actually make more sense than an Airbus...
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RE: Austrian First European Airline To Winglet 767

Sun May 13, 2007 5:45 am

What this does say for Austrian is that the 763s will be around for quite some time in the fleet plan.
With the withdrawal of A330/A340s its clear AUA is not looking at the 787/A350 mid-term options.
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