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Virgin Australia Becomes the First Operator of Split Scimitar Winglets in Australia

August 12, 2019 / AviationPros

Virgin Australia Airlines is now the first airline in Australia to install Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft. The Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) product, a retrofit of the existing Blended Winglets, is the most advanced technology winglet ever produced, offering unprecedented fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions for the world's most popular commercial aircraft.Virgin Australia is always looking for innovative ways to create a better environment, having launched the worlds first government certified airline carbon offset scheme, and now starting Australias first Split Scimitar Winglet operations, said Craig McCallum, Aviation Partners Boeings director of sales and marketing. We are very proud to have such a compelling endorsement of our Installation on the first aircraft was completed last week in Christchurch and now Virgin Australia can expect to reduce fuel consumption by about 200,000 liters per aircraft per year. The resulting carbon...