Aviation Photo #2237108 Airbus A320-214 - Lufthansa

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The very first Sharklet Airbus at Lufthansa! It arrived from the factory yesterday and is seen here at Gate A15 on arrival from Barcelona BCN, next bound for Berlin Tegel TXL.
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Photo Added: March 11, 2013

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Anonymous
5 years ago
Admission by Airbus that its traditional winglet is not the most efficient (aerodynamically), and that Boeing had it right?
Anonymous
5 years ago
To the first comment: in that case we can talk about an admission by Airbus that Boeing had it right to follow on the studies made by Handley-Page during the Victor program.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Boeing winglet on an Airbus? However, Great photo! :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Its just looks weird with a sharklet!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
@ Visitor below: except is Boeing needed the Winglets to compete with Airbus, Airbus didn't have it TOO wrong I believe???
Anonymous
5 years ago
The original A320 "winglets" were as good as useless. Glad to see them with a proven concept.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Oh! now Airbus has winglets as well, nice.
Anonymous
5 years ago
To the French visitor; You mean what the studies that the Brits expanded on after getting it from the Germans?
Anonymous
5 years ago
The MD11, B744, and A33x/A34x all introduced a very similar type of winglet when they went into production around the end of the 80s. None of these companies invented winglets/sharklets or pioneered them. The "sharklet" is nothing entirely new to the A320 series either. Previously Airbus used wingtip fences on the A320 series, a design they introduced with the A313 already in 1983.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sorry but that just looks odd...

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