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winglet

[′wiŋ·lət]
(aerospace engineering)
A small, nearly vertical surface mounted at the tip of an aircraft wing to decrease drag resistance.
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Aviation Partners' latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar Winglet, uses existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a large ventral strake, further increasing the efficiency of the airplane.
This winglet upgrade provides Sovereign owners with greater operational flexibility and performance benefits, such as increased speed at altitude, increased range /payload, improved time-to-climb, and more.
The newly patented design adapts Blended Winglets by replacing the aluminum winglet tip cap with a new aerodynamically shaped winglet tip cap and by adding a ventral strake.
The damaged winglet was taken off the wing and the aircraft has been operating without it.
The Winglet, created with the aim of contributing to the development of a society where mobility is safe, freely accessible, and fun, is a next-generation mobility robot that offers users outstanding operability and performance that expands the user's world, with a compact size and ease of use suited to modern living environments.
To get more efficiency with just an upper winglet, you have to add more height to the top the winglet.
API's Winglets are currently flying on over 5,000 individual aircraft and more than 20 aircraft types around the world.
He said offering them as retrofits would depend on whether the airline chose an Aviation Partners blended winglet design or the Airbus-designed sharklet which was air tested on an Airbus aircraft earlier this year The winglets would cut fuel burn by 2% to 4%, depending on the design.
Toyota is testing the Winglet and aims to have it in production for the next decade.
Practical tests of the Winglet Toyota Partner Robot will begin later this month.
The Winglet, named for supposedly helping people move as though they had grown wings, is similar to a Segway, except it is slower, going up to 3.
While the payback period typically varies between 1 Co 3 years, depending upon aircraft utilization, stage lengths and fuel costs, the dramatic fuel savings benefits of Blended Winglet Technology are with you for the life of the aircraft