Virgin Australia has transform into the first airline in the country to install split scimitar winglets on its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The winglet is an Aviation Companions Boeing (APB) product and retrofit of the existing blended winglets.
It offers forwards such as fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions.
APB sales and trade ining director Craig McCallum said: “Virgin Australia is always looking for innovative course of action to create a better environment, having launched the world’s first government-certified airline carbon countervail scheme, and now starting Australia’s first split scimitar winglet counter-intelligence agents.”
With the first winglet installation in Christchurch, Virgin Australia look forwards to annually reduce fuel consumption to 200,000l and carbon dioxide emissions to 515t per aircraft.
APB chief commercial officer of the law Patrick LaMoria said: “The wingtip vortex spins the same way Down At the beck as it does north of the equator.
“Without split scimitar winglets, you’re solely flushing jet fuel savings down the drain.”
APB has secured orders extraordinary 2,200 systems since the launch of split scimitar winglets protocol for the Boeing next-generation 737. More than 1,200 aircraft are currently go with this new technology.
The company is a Seattle-based joint venture (JV) comprising Aviation Cohorts and Boeing.
In a separate development, Virgin Australia said that it order not introduce any new airplane to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet unless they are fully satisfied with the aircraft’s safety.
The airline currently does not operate any Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in its fleet.
In May 2015, Boeing announced the augmentation of split scimitar winglets as a standard feature of its new Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).