Aviation Partners Boeing (Seattle) announced today that LAN Airlines (Santiago) has ordered 10 additional Blended Winglet Systems for Boeing 767-300 ER passenger and freighter aircraft. This order brings LAN’s order total to 57 Blended Winglet systems for the Boeing 767-300 ER/F fleet making it the largest APB customer for this model.
Blended Winglet technology installed on a Boeing 767-300 ER/F reduces fuel burn by up to 500,000 gallons per aircraft per year while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 5,000 tons per year. Blended Winglets can also extend the range of a Boeing 767-300E R/F by as much as 320 nautical miles, or increase the payload of the aircraft by as much as 16,000 pounds.
LAN has purchased 10 new Blended Winglet systems from APB and selected Delta Tech Ops and Mexicana MRO to perform these modifications promoting the growth of both MRO’s, especially Mexicana, which is now capable of carrying out winglet modifications. Mexicana also becomes the newest Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility to accomplish the Boeing 767-300 ER/F Blended Winglet installation. Mexicana had hoped to restart scheduled passenger operations.
Nearly 5,000 Blended Winglet Systems are now in service on Boeing 737s, 757s and 767s with more than 200 airlines worldwide. Since certification in 2009, APB has taken orders (firm and options) for 389 Boeing 767-300 ER/F Blended Winglet systems. APB estimates that Blended Winglets have saved airlines worldwide more than 3.3 billion gallons of jet fuel to-date.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Brand new Boeing 767-316 ER CC-BDH (msn 41748) at Paine Field near Everett will soon be receiving its set of Aviation Partners Blended Winglets.