highliner2
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Boeing Winglets

Mon Feb 26, 2001 10:40 pm

I heard that as of February, winglets are an option on ALL boeing jetliners. Does anybody know what, if any, airlines are ordering wingles on their new jets?
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B747
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RE: Boeing Winglets

Tue Feb 27, 2001 12:11 am

Winglets will be an option for all of the 737NG aircraft only. They are currently developing kits for the 757, and 767, and older generations of 747's with a company called Aviation Partners. They are installing all of the sthrengthening components on the 737, so all are capable of an easy addition of the winglets. I know of Happag Lloyd, and South African Airlines ordering them for their 737's.
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airmale
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RE: Boeing Winglets

Tue Feb 27, 2001 5:11 pm

Id like mine without them,Thank you Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Red Panda
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RE: Boeing Winglets

Tue Feb 27, 2001 6:08 pm

Are those winglets really helpful/useful in small jets (short range and low cruising altitude) like 737? Or they are merely some stylish things on a/cs?

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highliner2
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RE: Boeing Winglets

Tue Feb 27, 2001 10:38 pm

They reduce fuel burn by 5-6 %. With fuel prices what they are today, that's a rather big difference.
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flashmeister
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RE: Boeing Winglets

Wed Feb 28, 2001 12:54 am

ATA also has them for their 737NGs...