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PHLapproach
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CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:53 am

Just recieved this information from a trustworthy CO employee. Don't know much, other than that it will happen soon enough and that this is confirmed information.

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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:05 am

I'm not an expert on this topic but, I think that this is very, very old news. I saw an add in airline magazine quite a few months back. To my knowledge CO was donating the test 73G for the project.
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:13 am

Quoting Ramerinianair (Reply 1):
I'm not an expert on this topic but, I think that this is very, very old news. I saw an add in airline magazine quite a few months back. To my knowledge CO was donating the test 73G for the project.

I think you're confusing something. CO donated a 757 to APB, not a 73G. And so far CO has only ordered winglets for 738s and 752, but no 73Gs yet. Not surprising if they really decided to add them on those as well.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:14 am

I was wondering if this had already been mentioned, I havent really been on here lately. But I did search for it on the forums and found nothing reguarding the 700's and winglets. You may be thinking of the 800's.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:22 am

Sweet!
Now that that's a done deal, let's keep hoping for the 753s. And, someone mentioned that APB had approached Conti about 762 work, and maybe 733s as well.
That was way unsubstantiated rumor, but hey, I can hope, can't I?

I think it would be really cool if Conti became the first major airline in the world to equip ALL of its aircraft with blended winglets. (I don't consider Copa to be very 'major')
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:16 pm

I have yet to see any official word on the 73Gs, but the 738 project is currently set at 34 aircraft (Ships 259-292), of which 32 are completed.
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:19 pm

I was wrong. I thought that CO put winglets on their 73G fleet but, they started with the 738.
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:43 pm

yeah but dont count the 73G out......its not far behind!! The winglet 737-700 could give us more range into South America without having payload problems liek the 737-800 gives us.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:46 pm

Speaking of winglets, CO Boeing 757-224 ship 134 which currently has winglets, will be winglet-less soon. After completing the winglet certification work, the winglets will be removed (within 2 weeks from now) and the ship 134 will go back into service. Once the certification is complete (paperwork, paperwork, paperwork) it will again be equipped with the winglets (early June).
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:09 am

They are putting them on some 73Gs--there was an article in the Houston Chronicle about them placing winglets on them--they are also considering other aircraft in the fleet i.e. the 762s.
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:37 am

Continental's 737-700's (73G) will begin to get winglets
73P - A/C 728 gets winglets in April
73P will be CO internal code for 73G with Winglets.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:46 am

Quoting Ramerinianair (Reply 1):
To my knowledge CO was donating the test 73G for the project.

There are hundreds of 737-700s with winglets, so certification is not an issue and CO would not have to lend a plane for testing like the 752
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:49 am

CAL- where will this internal 73P designation show up? On flight schedules?
Further, is there an internal designation for 737-824s with winglets?
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:11 am

The 73P designation is just used for FA's and Pilots in their big packets and on company info etc..
73P- 737-700 w/ Winglets
73N- 737-800 w/ Winglets
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:32 am

CO sure do love their winglets  wink 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:32 am

I too heard from an employee today that had a total list of all the aircraft that are getting winglets, where they will be, how many, and when they were to be outfitted. CO is scheduled to outfit 36 of thier 737-700's. After they do this, they will then return and outfit the rest of their 737-800's. When I get more info, I will pass it on....hope this helps.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:22 am

It's strange, I used to feel lucky to spot or fly on a 737 with winglets. Now I feel lucky if I get on one without them! It seems like the winglet-less plane is slowly disappearing.

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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:08 pm

I wonder if AA wil opt to put them on thier 738's? Anyone got any idea?
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:40 pm

It seems to make a lot of sense to put them on the 73G. Since the 73G potentially has quite a long range, it could save them a good bit of fuel...

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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:30 am

Ship 728 is to be the first Winglet-ed 73G. It should be back in the air mid-month. Do not know plans call for winglets on all 36 of the type. The 738 Winglet program is complete at 34 aircraft .. Although it's a good bet more may follow at a later time.
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:22 am

after the 757's are outfitted, they will return to outfit the rest of the 738 fleet.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:26 am

Iahcsr,

From the Chronicle article a bit ago, all 73Gs to become wingletted, then all the 738s...no mention of the Guam ones though before someone asks.

As for the 757, first winglet attachment is coming, plane is getting them installed (not talking about 134)...

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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:32 am

So let's set the record straight...eventually....all 738's and 73G's will all be outfitted with winglets.
 
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RE: CO To Put Winglets On 737-700's

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:47 am

Quoting IAHTowTeam (Reply 22):
eventually....all 738's and 73G's will all be outfitted with winglets.

Sounds good to me ... And perhaps one day the 739s....  biggrin 
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