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First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:45 pm

Does anyone know which European airline will be the first to fly an A320 with sharklets? I had a look at planespotters.net but it wasn't much help.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:49 pm

No pictures yet, but apparently MSN 5487 for Luhthansa.
http://xfw-spotter.blogspot.no/2013/...4-lufthansa-d-axaa-d-aizp-msn.html
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Quoting eicvd (Thread starter):
Does anyone know which European airline will be the first to fly an A320 with sharklets? I had a look at planespotters.net but it wasn't much help.

Wizzair will get 5 or 6 this year, all with sharklets. This according to their inflight magazine from February.
It didn't say when the first one would be delivered though.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:26 pm

AY is getting the first (of five) A321 with sharlets later this year.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Wasnt there a Monarch A320 being fitted out ?
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:46 pm

SWISS International Air Lines is getting one in March 2013 (HB-JLT). No pic yet.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:49 pm

What the heck are sharklets? I've heard of winglets.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:51 pm

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 6):
What the heck are sharklets? I've heard of winglets.

It's Airbus' way of ripping off Boeing or Aviation Partners and saying they came up with their own " Winglets " called " " Sharklets " so they don't have to pay royalties.


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...ion-on-sharklet-a320-sales-375243/

Heres the lawsuit link

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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:55 pm

The first will be Lufthansa followed by Vueling to be delivered both in March
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:36 pm

Quoting flyiguy (Reply 7):
It's Airbus' way of ripping off Boeing or Aviation Partners

Ouch. I don't believe the suit has been settled yet (has it?) so it might be best to keep those kind of words out of any rational discussion.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:32 pm

Quoting by738 (Reply 4):

First Monarch will do first flight tomorrow or after tomorrow.MSN5526 F-WWBZ
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:05 pm

Any pics of the MON 320?
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:08 pm

See

Picture Of First A320 Sharklet For Lufthansa (by columba Feb 17 2013 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:17 pm

Quoting liverpoola380 (Reply 11):

I will try to get it !
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Quoting flyiguy (Reply 7):
It's Airbus' way of ripping off Boeing or Aviation Partners and saying they came up with their own " Winglets " called " " Sharklets " so they don't have to pay royalties.

I suggest to do your homework before posting such BS.

There are A LOT of differences between Aviation Partners Boeing's blended winglet and Airbuses "sharklet".
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:26 pm

Plenty of bizjet, turboprops, military transport, gliders, even some GA planes have had them for a long time. It's hardly a new idea.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:13 pm

 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Quoting bycac (Reply 16):

ZB looks very smart!

Thanks  
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:45 pm

Quoting cschleic (Reply 15):
Plenty of bizjet, turboprops, military transport, gliders, even some GA planes have had them for a long time. It's hardly a new idea.

Nobody ever claimed it was a new idea, some people evidently just get their panties in a knot over Airbus giving them a unique name *shrug*

Quoting bycac (Reply 16):
Performing first flight today for the MON !

Great pics, thanks for sharing  

I hope someone catches JetBlue's N821JB as she's scheduled to make her first revenue flight out of JFK on Saturday.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:48 pm

Monarch A320, first with sharklets.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:08 pm

Quoting flyiguy (Reply 7):
It's Airbus' way of ripping off Boeing or Aviation Partners and saying they came up with their own " Winglets " called " " Sharklets " so they don't have to pay royalties.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...5243/

From your link :

Quote:
Airbus counters in court documents that it had been working on blended winglets long before initiating discussions with Aviation Partners in 2006, and the sharklet design evolved independently of the Aviation Partners technology.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:21 am

Does anyone know when the the Monarch A320 will be delivered or where it will be based? Hoping its MAN  
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:25 am

Apparently Mon G-ZBAA will be delivered to LTN on the 14th March. Another new 320 in April also.

[Edited 2013-02-22 01:32:25]
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:52 am

Quoting mon (Reply 22):
Apparently Mon G-ZBAA will be delivered to LTN on the 14th March. Another new 320 in April also.

Thanks, well I hope it flies out of MAN one day.
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Quoting Aesma (Reply 20):

Of course they would file a counter claim, if they didn't they would be admitting guilt. Funny how they want to pick a fight with a company with less than 50 people and don't mention Boeing in the lawsuit who are partnered with Aviation Partners.

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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:57 pm

Quoting cschleic (Reply 15):

Plenty of bizjet, turboprops, military transport, gliders, even some GA planes have had them for a long time. It's hardly a new idea.
 
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RE: First European A320 With Sharklets?

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:39 pm

LH just took delivery as the first European airline  http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/new...rbus-a320-equipped-with-sharklets/

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