Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has announced that Russia´s Pobeda Airlines will be the largest operator in the Russian Federation of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology, the company said.
Pobeda Airlines intends to install the Winglets on its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft beginning this week. Aviation Partners´ latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar 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% over the Blended Winglets alone; together they reduce fuel burn by up to 6.6%. The Split Scimitar Winglet System will reduce Pobeda´s annual fuel requirements by more than 210,000 liters per aircraft, and their carbon dioxide emissions by about 530 tonnes per aircraft per year.
Since launching the Boeing Next-Generation 737 Split Scimitar Winglet program APB has taken orders and options for 1,800 systems, and nearly 1,000 aircraft are now operating with the technology. APB estimates that its products have reduced aircraft fuel consumption worldwide by over 7.7 billion gallons to-date thereby saving over 81 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.