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Old Mar 31, 11, 4:32 pm
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Winglets

I notice that all AA's 767's appear to have winglets fitted to them along with a number of other airlines like LAN.

Why don't BA fit them to their fleet?

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Old Mar 31, 11, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BAPremier View Post
I notice that all AA's 767's appear to have winglets fitted to them along with a number of other airlines like LAN.

Why don't BA fit them to their fleet?

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I recall a post saying it was something to do with the RR engines
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Old Mar 31, 11, 4:38 pm
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Could it be the payback is too long since the longhaul 767's are about to be replaced by 787's. Well, OK, if they'd known at the time, the decision might have been different....
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It's a structural issue to do with the RB211s that BA specified, so that they were common type with the 744s. It's a tiny sub-fleet, so not worth the engineering effort.
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Old Mar 31, 11, 5:15 pm
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Engine type.

The RR RB211 place a different load/stress on the wing and structurally, it would be too expensive to engineer a winglet for the small number of RR powered 767 aircraft that exist in the world.
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Old Mar 31, 11, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by BingBongBoy View Post
Engine type.

The RR RB211 place a different load/stress on the wing and structurally, it would be too expensive to engineer a winglet for the small number of RR powered 767 aircraft that exist in the world.
I'm sure there's an echo in here.....
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Old Mar 31, 11, 5:54 pm
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I never knew 767's of any airline had winglets....thought it was just some 737's/757's.
Looks as if I need to get a new anorak.
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Old Mar 31, 11, 6:57 pm
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Looks like teach needs a bit of a brush-up!

DL in particular has had them for about a decade I would surmise. They're massive.

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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...-ER/1602027/L/)
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Old Mar 31, 11, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by vla View Post
Looks like teach needs a bit of a brush-up!

DL in particular has had them for about a decade I would surmise. They're massive.
Delta?

Never heard of them.
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Old Mar 31, 11, 7:35 pm
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Lucky man!
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Old Mar 31, 11, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by vla View Post
DL in particular has had them for about a decade I would surmise. They're massive.[/url])
Not really a decade. According to this article, they first appeared on a 767 in 2008: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...oeing-767.html
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Old Mar 31, 11, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by vla View Post
DL in particular has had them for about a decade I would surmise.
I thought AA was the launch customer for them on the 767-300ER's, and that was about 5 years ago? The 757 winglets have certainly been around a lot longer.
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