Air Transat orders new winglets for its Boeing 737-800 jets
Jan. 30, 2014, Montreal - Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has received an order from Air Transat for Split Scimitar Winglets for the Canadian airline's fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737-800 jets.
January 30, 2014 By aerospace-technology.com
APB's Split Scimitar Winglet is built using the existing blended structure, with new strengthened spars, aerodynamic scimitar tips, as well as a large ventral strake.
The company is set to receive FAA certification for Split Scimitar Winglets within the next several days.
"The Split Scimitar Winglets will further enhance the performance of its Boeing 737-800's yielding nearly 60,000 gallons of fuel savings and reducing emissions by nearly 565 tons per airplane per year."
Aviation Partners Boeing director of sales and marketing Christopher Stafford said: "The Split Scimitar Winglets will further enhance the performance of its Boeing 737-800's yielding nearly 60,000 gallons of fuel savings and reducing emissions by nearly 565 tons per airplane per year."
APB plans to develop and certify the Split Scimitar Winglet System for several variants of the Boeing Next Generation 737 aircraft series including the structurally provisioned and non-provisioned 737-700, 737-800, 737-BBJ, the structurally provisioned 737-900 and the 737-900ER.
Air Transat general manager Jean-Francois Lemay said: "Investing in APB's split scimitar winglet technology for our B737 fleet will allow us to further improve our fuel efficiency and to advance our efforts to be an industry leader in environmental performance."
Since launching its Split Scimitar Winglet program in early 2013, APB has received orders and options for 1,461 systems.