Posted on: 15 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), which recently received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its split scimitar winglets on three additional configurations of the Boeing 737-800, has announced that Luxair has ordered the winglets for its 737-800s.
“Luxair has always been a valued customer of APB, as they have operated with blended winglets on all of their Boeing Next-Generation 737 aeroplanes for over a decade,” explained Troy Brekken, APB’s senior director of sales and new business development. “Luxair now becomes the first airline to order this revolutionary upgrade to blended winglets for 737-800s configured with a flat aft pressure bulkhead.”
APB’s Split Scimitar Winglet programme uses the existing blended winglet, adding new aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake. The company claims split scimitar winglets can save up to 60,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft per year.
APB says that all remaining commercial and private variants of 737 Next-Generation aircraft scheduled are expected to be certified by May 2015.