CaptainT38
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Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:16 pm

Does anyone have any info or word on who is looking or who is planning on installing winglets on their 757s? I have only seen and heard of CO. Any other airlines planning on taking on this awesome addition to the 757?
 
northernlights
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:12 pm

Icelandair is the next airline who will have winglets installed on their 757´s.
Read the next article which was published on the Icelandair employee site on 15dec04
(and I believe also on the Boeing site):
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15.12.2004 12:00
Icelandair Orders Blended Winglets
Icelandair Orders 757-200 Blended Winglets TM

Innovative Iceland-based Carrier Becomes World's Second Airline to Invest in Aviation Partners Boeing ® 757-200 Technology

With orders for seven Blended Winglet Systems, and options for 15 more, Icelandair is well positioned to benefit from the patented* Blended Winglet advantage. Installation of the Blended Winglet Systems will be performed by Icelandair Technical Services beginning in October 2005.

“Icelandair has an iron-clad business case for investing in Blended Winglet Technology,” says Aviation Partners Boeing CEO Mike Marino. “Given current fuel prices, their payback for Blended Winglets should be no more than 3 years for an asset with an economic life greater than 30 years.”

Aviation Partners Boeing 757-200 Blended Winglets are expected to lower an operator’s fuel consumption up to 5% depending upon mission length, or extend the range capability of a typically configured aircraft by as much as 200 nautical miles. Icelandair currently looks forward to saving over 160,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft per year operating with 757-200 Blended Winglets.

Gudmundur Palsson, Icelandair's Senior Vice-President Operations says that the airline is excited about this development. "The Blended Winglet technology suits our aircraft and network very well, allowing us to save fuel, improve efficiency and remain competitive in today's low-cost environment."

Icelandair has been one of Europe's most progressive and dynamic airlines for over 65 years. Today, the carrier serves five U.S. gateways and 16 European destinations through its hub in Iceland and with a fleet of 757s will serve over 1.4 million scheduled passengers this year.

“For Icelandair, Blended Winglet Technology offers dramatic fuel and engine maintenance cost savings as well as important environmental benefits,” says Aviation Partners Sales Director Patrick LaMoria. “The resulting reduction in emissions associated with Blended Winglets is another major consideration for this environmentally-conscious carrier.”

Looking to the future, Icelandair anticipates operating even longer-haul route sectors with its Blended Winglet range-enhanced 757-200s. This forward-focused carrier is also considering Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets for its fleet of Boeing 767-300ER’s.
 
Amy
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:32 pm

That makes sense, an entirely 757 fleet. Big savings to be made!
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A321fly
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:30 pm

It woudnt suprise me if Thomsonfly or Thomas Cook ordered some winglets purley for performace. Possiblitly.
 
masseybrown
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets

Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:52 am

Since AA is now operating 757s transatlantic, it would make sense for them to order some number of kits.
 
IanatSTN
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets

Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:29 pm

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 4):
Since AA is now operating 757s transatlantic

MasseyBrown, upon which routes are these being operated?

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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:52 pm

Quoting Ianatstn (Reply 5):
upon which routes are these being operated?

BOS-MAN and BOS-SNN. Could see more 757 transatlantics from BOS if all goes well.
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:13 am

It is a real shame that AM and MX are giving back their 752's upon expiration of their leases. Had they been owned, it would have made a lot of sense to install the winglets. I guess they could have realized good fuel savings in flights to cities like BOG, LIM, JFK, etc.
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:58 am

What about HP? They got a decent number of seven fives...
 
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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:39 am

Quoting A321fly (Reply 3):
It woudnt suprise me if Thomsonfly or Thomas Cook ordered some winglets purley for performace. Possiblitly.

The greatest possiblilty out of these two would be Thomas Cook, as they operate their 757's on longer runs, over to Canada,

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RE: Next Airline To Outfit Their 757 With Winglets?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:09 am

With the benefits of extra capacity coming from winglets, look for a cargo carrier to be next after Iceland.
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