Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) said that Thailand´s NewGen Airways is the first airline in Asia to install and operate with Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft leased from GECAS.
Aviation Partners´ latest Winglet design, the Split ScimitarÂ® Winglet, uses existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a large ventral strake, further increasing the efficiency of the airplane.
The Split Scimitar Winglet modification reduces Boeing Next-Generation 737 fuel burn by an additional 2.5 percent over the Blended Winglets alone; together they reduce fuel burn by up to 6.6 percent.
The two products combined will reduce NewGen´s annual fuel requirements by more than 480,000 liters per aircraft, and their carbon dioxide emissions by about 1,220 tonnes per aircraft per year. Despite the current low fuel price environment, these benefits are hard to ignore.
Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA).