Monarch Airlines (flymonarch.com) (London-Luton) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets, becoming the first UK carrier to benefit from them.
Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. The new wing tip devices measure 2.4 meters tall, replacing the A320’s current wing tip fence. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.
Copyright Photo:Eurospot. The pictured Airbus A320-214 F-WWBZ (msn 5526) was handed over to Monarch Airlines as G-ZBAA on March 14.