mnik101
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Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:37 am

I'm courious how much do they cost per set and how long do they take to retrofit a 737 or 757 with them?
 
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:40 am

I think for the 737 the retrofit costs around US$ 250.000.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:43 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
I think for the 737 the retrofit costs around US$ 250.000.

Well thats good value considering how fantastic they look  Smile
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:47 am

I thought blended winglets were a structural part of the wing and can't be retro-fitted.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:50 am

Definitely a retrofit item as they are being installed on B757s.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
the retrofit costs around US$ 250.000.

This does not even cover the labor costs. The average man-hours for the installation on the 757 is in the 4000 hr range and the 737 is typically 20 percent less.

The winglet kits are between 600-1mm dollars plus the labor for installation.

I hope this helps!

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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:28 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
I thought blended winglets were a structural part of the wing and can't be retro-fitted.

The majority (or at least a good number) of the installed blended winglets are retro-fit I believe.
 
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:17 am

Check this website:

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/

They make the blended winglets for the 737s.

Do they also make them for the 757 or is it a different company?

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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:53 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 7):
Do they also make them for the 757 or is it a different company?

Aviation Partners Boeing also handles the 757 project. It is a very well put together kit. We just finished the modification in the middle of July on N801DM in YLW at Kelowna Flightcraft.

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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
I thought blended winglets were a structural part of the wing and can't be retro-fitted.

Well, in layman's terms (I'm not an AMT, nor do I play one on TV), they are structural--they're additional structure within the wing. It's certainly not as if they're bolted on to the last 3 inches of wingtip...

Southwest's -700s started delivery in 1997, without winglets, and IIRC the original order (for retrofits) was something like 80-100. Eventually, they started coming from the factory with them, for us, anyways...
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:13 am

Well, my understanding is a Blended Winglet is what the B767-400, B747-8 and 787 have. It's the added flair at the wing tip. The standard winglet is what the 747-400, 737NG's have, and what is being added to the 757.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 10):
Well, my understanding is a Blended Winglet is what the B767-400, B747-8 and 787 have. It's the added flair at the wing tip. The standard winglet is what the 747-400, 737NG's have, and what is being added to the 757.

Sounds like that's backwards, at least as far as the NG 737s are concerned, as they have the blended variety...

http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:28 am

The latest issue of Airways has a great article about this very subject. Check your newstand for details.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:25 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 10):
Well, my understanding is a Blended Winglet is what the B767-400, B747-8 and 787 have. It's the added flair at the wing tip. The standard winglet is what the 747-400, 737NG's have, and what is being added to the 757.

You have it backwards. The B764, B747-8 and B787 have raked wingtips. The 744 has traditional winglets while the 73NG and 757 have the blended winglets.

This is the company that designed the blended winglets for the NG and 757.

http://www.aviationpartners.com/

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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting Boeingfixer (Reply 13):
The B764, B747-8 and B787 have raked wingtips. The 744 has traditional winglets while the 73NG and 757 have the blended winglets.

Almost right.

The 767-400ER, 777-200LR and 777-300ER have raked tips.

The 747-400 has traditional, Whitcomb winglets.

The 787-3 will have Boeing (not APB) designed winglets. The 747-8, 787-8 and 787-9 will have something that looks like raked tips, but they curve up a lot in front view.

Also, you missed the 737 Classic - APB offers blended winglets for these too. Southwest just bought 90 shipsets.
 
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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:21 pm

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 14):
Almost right.

My answer was towards EMBQA due to his misunderstanding of winglets in general for the aircraft he listed. In responding to EMBQA my answer was correct.

Thank you for listing the other aircraft though.

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RE: Blended Winglets

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:20 pm



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 3):
I thought blended winglets were a structural part of the wing and can't be retro-fitted.

It is Available as a Fitted assy on the B737,but the Wing tip area would need reinforcing which will add to the Weight.
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RE: Blended Winglets

Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
I think for the 737 the retrofit costs around US$ 250.000.

I believe its more in the range of US$750,000.

[Edited 2006-08-16 00:40:14]
 
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RE: Blended Winglets

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:51 am

This is always an interesting topic on anet for some reason.The Airways article is very good, they claim airlines can save between 75,000 to 90,000 gallons of fuel per year per aircraft! Brilliant!
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RE: Blended Winglets

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting BH (Reply 18):
The Airways article is very good, they claim airlines can save between 75,000 to 90,000 gallons of fuel per year per aircraft! Brilliant!

Thats why Airbus has now got into the Act for the A320s.
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