Southwest Airlines orders up to 268 additional Blended Winglets sets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) (Seattle) has announced  the largest single order in its history, with Southwest Airlines (Dallas) purchasing up to 268 additional sets of Blended Winglets for Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft, surpassing its original order placed in 2003.  This order will ensure that all of Southwest’s future Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft will be equipped with Blended Winglets until Southwest Airlines transitions to the Boeing 737 MAX.

Blended Winglets provide the most reliable form of fuel hedging available in today’s volatile fuel market; the performance lasts for the life of the aircraft and regardless of fuel price — they continue to generate savings. To date, Aviation Partners Boeing estimates that Blended Winglet Technology has saved airlines worldwide more than 3.3 billion gallons of jet fuel.

Nearly 5,000 Blended Winglet Systems are now in service on Boeing 737s, 757s and 767s with more than 200 airlines worldwide.

Aviation Partners Boeing is a joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-8H4 N8302F (msn 36680) taxies to the gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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