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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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Release date- 20082019 - Virgin Australia is working to improve the fuel efficiency of its aircraft by installing Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing 737 Next Generation planes.
Since launching the Split Scimitar Winglet program for the Boeing Next-Generation 737, APB has taken orders and options for over 2,200 systems, and over 1,200 aircraft are now operating with the technology.APB estimates its products have reduced aircraft fuel consumption worldwide by over 9.8 billion gallons to-date, thereby eliminating over 104 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines confirmed, 'During pushback, the winglet of Southwest Flight 1555 with scheduled service between Nashville and St.
The company said it plans to develop and certify the Split Scimitar Winglet modification for all of the Boeing 737-700, -800 and -900 series aircraft, including Boeing Business Jets.
"The damaged winglet was taken off the wing and the aircraft has been operating without it.
In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, Toyota introduced the Winglet to support public mobility and invigorate local communities while also improving the environment.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)(LSE: TYT)(TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, has started a three-year trial of its 'Winglet', a small robot that can be ridden, similar to the Segway.
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.
Michael Teal, 737 MAX chief project engineer, said the design combines the raked wingtip feature of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 with a "dual feather" concept winglet consisting of an upper and a lower piece.
API's Winglets are currently flying on over 5,000 individual aircraft and more than 20 aircraft types around the world.
But the European manufacturer will launch a winglet program for the A320 family and decide by the end of next year whether to re-engine the single-aisle family plane.