Aviation Photo #2237107 Airbus A320-214 - Lufthansa

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View on the new sharklet from inside the cabin. Unfortunatel LH did not paint the wingtips and they are just blank white. Also note the new retro A321 outside!
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Photo Added: March 11, 2013

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Anonymous
4 years ago
Wish airbus had stayed with the old style winglets. LH, AF, and a ton of Euro Carriers do not paint there winglets.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Swiss does!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Spectacular! Very nice. I love the new style
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks like a 737NG wing!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Sort of reminds me of an E190. I agree the winglet is very bland.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Whilst I am still struggling to call them 'Sharklets' (why did Airbus choose this term?) instead of winglets, I actually really like them like this on the Airbus. I also like plain ones too. It's a break from the visual clutter you sometimes see with "yournamehere.com" plastered all down both the inside and outside of the winglets staring at you all the way to your destination.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Please allow a dumb person to ask a quetion: what are the winglets or sharklets for or what do they do? I love flying and the whole thing is very fascinating to me but I don´t know anything about the tech. Thanks in advance. Greetings from GER.
Anonymous
4 years ago
In the most basic of terms, a flat wing allows the airflow to fall off the end of the wing, resulting in "wingtip vortices" that create aerodynamic drag on the wing. Winglets reduce these vortices. As a result, an aeroplane with winglets can fly more efficiently, typically around 3-5%. Over the lifetime of an aircraft fleet, this seemingly small efficiency gain adds up to millions of tonnes of fuel.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Thank you for answering my question. Merci beaucoup!^^
Anonymous
4 years ago
You're very welcome. The other reason I forgot to mention for winglets is that they make any airliner look so much sexier!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Why did boeing adapt to the wing tip that airbus uses and airbus adapted to the boeing wingtip now airplane spotting will be harder

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