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Old 12th August 2019, 02:56 PM
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Default Virgin Australia adding Split Scimitar winglets to five Boeing 737-800s

Virgin Australia adding Split Scimitar winglets to five Boeing 737-800s

Virgin Australia has retrofitted new Split Scimitar winglets on the first of five Boeing 737-800s.

The installation work for the first 737-800 to feature the updated winglets, VH-YIV, was completed in Christchurch between July 23 and August 7, based on images from Virgin Australia and the aircraft’s flight history.

The airline said in a statement on Thursday the five aircraft getting the next-generation winglets would be used on international flights to New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Bali.

It is the first carrier in Australia to introduce the winglets into service.

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Already noted here: http://yssyforum.net/board/showthrea...light=scimitar

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not only do the winglets save fuel, there's an added advantage... By the time the -10 and -8s get here (they won't be called MAX) they will look more familiar to the traveling public.
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not only do the winglets save fuel, there's an added advantage... By the time the -10 and -8s get here (they won't be called MAX) they will look more familiar to the traveling public.
That’s exactly my thoughts.
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Also with the Max delays, more aircraft may be fitted if the results (fuel saving) are achieved.
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Old 14th August 2019, 06:24 PM
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not only do the winglets save fuel, there's an added advantage... By the time the -10 and -8s get here (they won't be called MAX) they will look more familiar to the traveling public.
And Ryanair has already removed the word MAX from theirs, referring instead to 737-2800.
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