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Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:20 am

I have always wondered why I don't ever see a 737-600 with winglets? I see them installing them on -500's but most -700's, -800's and some -900's have them, but how come none on the -600's?
 
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:47 am

Perhaps the few operators of the 736 just aren't interested or they don't have a large enough fleet of 736s to make it economically viable to go through the whole certification process...
 
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:47 am

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Quoting Hawaiian763 (Thread starter):
I have always wondered why I don't ever see a 737-600 with winglets? I see them installing them on -500's but most -700's, -800's and some -900's have them, but how come none on the -600's?

Probably because there are not as many of them in-service as with the other NG variants, and those they do operate them have declined to install them.
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:14 pm

There aren't enough 737-600s out there whose operators want to put winglets on them. Same reason the -400 isn't getting them. There are a ton of 737-500s, like those with CO, and they're putting winglets on (nearly) everything. A number of airlines are also putting them on 737-300 aircraft.

I bet they woulda looked nice on the -600 though... and the -400, for that matter....

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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:44 pm

Example: SAS. The routes where the 736 is used tend to be under two hours, therefore probably not warranting winglets.
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:05 am

For how long do you think that B736 will be in service?
 
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:48 am

Not many B736s around flying long cruise time,hence no demand for the same.

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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:16 am



Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 3):
and the -400, for that matter....

The reason why the -400's were not done because Boeing & APB had determined that there was really not a lot of fuel savings on the type. Why? I don't remember. I read about this on A.net somewhere...

So the costs outweighed the benefits since the benefits were not there.
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:47 pm

Well, the reason WestJet doesn't install them is because their 736s are mostly used on short hops, such as YYC-YQR, although there are some western Canada-YYZ flights with 736s. I too wondered what a 736 with winglets would look like, so here's what I came up with.

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr46/mr_jon_95/WJ736w-winglets.jpg

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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:06 am



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 8):
Well, the reason WestJet doesn't install them is because their 736s are mostly used on short hops, such as YYC-YQR, although there are some western Canada-YYZ flights with 736s.

One of WS's two daily YYZ-LAS-YYZ flights has been a 736 most days this week. That's about 4.5 hrs. westbound and 4 hrs. eastbound.
 
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:57 pm

And too, WJ often has a 736 crossing the country from YYJ to YYZ, or south from YYJ to LAX. The reason is that the 736, if I remember correctly, has better range than the 738 (not sure about the -700)
 
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:46 am



Quoting Railker (Reply 10):
And too, WJ often has a 736 crossing the country from YYJ to YYZ, or south from YYJ to LAX. The reason is that the 736, if I remember correctly, has better range than the 738 (not sure about the -700)

Since when has any airline flown non-stop to LAX from YYJ? WS has YYJ-LAS, but no LAX. WS 206/205 YYZ-YYJ-YYZ is typically operated by a 736, which is quite a long flight (for the type).
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RE: Why No Winglets On The 736?

Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:05 am



Quoting RJLover (Reply 11):

My bad, I meant LAS  duck 

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