The wingtip devices
will also enhance the aircraft's performance.
Airbus, an aircraft manufacturer, yesterday announced that Air Arabia, a low-cost Middle East and North Africa carrier, has selected Sharklets wingtip devices
for 28 out of 44 A320 aircraft it has ordered.
To stay competitive in the market, Airbus is upgrading its A320 by adding sharklets - wingtip devices
designed to improve fuel efficiency of the aircraft - beginning in 2012.
The A320neo is an improved version of the existing Airbus A320 Family, which incorporates new, more-efficient engines and large "Sharklet" wingtip devices
, together delivering approximately 15 percent in fuel savings, among other benefits.
In 2013 the airline took deliverey of its first Airbus A320 family aircraft with sharklets, wingtip devices
with the potential to help the airline realize to 4% additional fuel efficiency across the network.
All of Delta s A321s will feature fuel-saving Sharklets lightweight composite wingtip devices
that offer 4 percent fuel-burn savings.
The combined effect of these cunning little wingtip devices
and the improved efficiency engines is to reduce fuel consumption by 15%.
All of the aircraft will feature large, fuel-saving wingtip devices
known as Sharklets.
The A320s will feature fuel-saving large wingtip devices
The daily, nonstop flights will be operated with new Airbus A320 aircraft that Virgin America will take delivery of this year, which will be equipped with fuel-saving, 'sharklet' wingtip devices
, allowing the airline to operate flights more efficiently, especially over longer haul routes.
All 260 aircraft will also feature large, fuel-saving wingtip devices
known as sharklets, as American moves to make its fleet as efficient as possible.
According to Aviation Partners Boeing, the wingtip devices
are ideal for addressing the challenging operating conditions in Southeast Asia because they provide takeoff weight capability improvements of up to 6 tonnes from high altitude, hot and obstacle-limited airports while significantly reducing fuel and engine maintenance costs on normal operations.