Austrian Airlines’ Boeing 767-300ER registration OE-LAE became the first European airline aircraft to successfully convert and add winglets. This following American Airlines successful conversion and implementation of the blended winglets made by Aviation Partners Boeing.
- Saving of about 1,000 tons of fuel per year per aircraft
- Increase of range by about 670km per flight
- Increase in payload by about 5 tons
Efforts are on to convert the balance three 767s as early as May 2009.
Image courtesy Aviation Partners