Blended Winglet Technology Dramatically Improves Mission Capability for Business Jet Operators

NBAA 2008, Orlando, FL — For the past 15 years Aviation Partners Blended Winglets offer dramatic paybacks in terms of fuel savings – up to 7% block fuel savings over the entire remaining economic life of the airframe – improved resale value and an element of style there’s much more to consider! Our technology now flying on over 3000 commercial and business aircraft world-wide, will significantly enhance your mission capability.

“The more you can enhance the performance, range and endurance of your business aircraft the more valuable and flexible it will be in terms of completing your missions. Blended Winglets offers the perfect blend of economy and ecology and our technology has, to date, already saved the industry over 1.2 billion gallons of fuel,” says Aviation Partners CEO and Founder Joe Clark.

Come by booth 2218 to witness a second by second update on fuel saved globally as a direct result of Blended Winglets. Annual per aircraft fuel saving are running up to 120,000 gallons, 250,000 gallons and 400,000 gallons in the case of Boeing Next Generation 737s, 757-200s and 767-300ERs. Business jet operators save up to 7% on block fuel burn per aircraft per year with these benefits extending over the entire economic life of the aircraft. By changing the way air flows over wings, reducing overall drag and improving efficiency of the airfoil Blended Winglet technology offers dramatic eco benefits. In fact, a Blended Winglet equipped aircraft saves approximately 3.15 pounds of CO2 emissions for every pound of fuel not burned.

“Our fuel counter clicks up an additional 17 gallons every second to indicate fuel saved which would otherwise have been burned and emitted into the atmosphere,” says Dick Friel, Sr. VP Marketing “In terms of CO2 emissions this translates to a savings of 1.3 million pounds of CO2 per hour, or close to 32 million pounds of CO2 per day, as a direct result of Blended Winglet technology in action. Over the past 15 years Blended Winglets have saved the industry over 1.2 billion gallons of fuel which equates to close to 26 billion pounds of CO2 which would otherwise have been emitted directly into the atmosphere!”

Today, over 100 Hawker 800s and 800XPs – redesignated as 800SPs and 800XP2s -- and more than 80% of the eligible Gulfstream II fleet are equipped with Blended Winglet Technology. Fuel savings, and range augmentation, is running up to 7%, depending on mission profile, with measurable improvements in time-to-climb, initial cruise altitudes and handling. A Blended Winglet Enhanced 800SP or 800XP2 will fly 30 minutes longer, 180 nm farther and 18-knots faster. Recently, Dassault Aviation teamed with Aviation Partners to add Blended Winglet Technology to the Falcon 2000 and 900 series. By better managing airflow over the wing, and reducing drag, patented* Blended Winglets improve range, endurance and fuel reserve margins for all business aircraft.

“There’s nothing you can do – short of redesigning an entire aircraft or changing engines that will do more to improve performance or reduce an aircraft’s carbon footprint than upgrading to Blended Winglet technology,” says Clark.

Visit Aviation Partners booth 2218 during NBAA counter talk with Vice President Sales Gary Dunn and his field sales team – Jeff Hannie and Robert MacKenzie – about how you can improve aircraft performance, dramatically reduce fuel burn and help protect the environment.

*Patent # 5348253

Aviation Partners developed patented* Blended Winglet Technology over 15 years ago. To date, Aviation Partners and Aviation Partners Boeing, a joint venture between Aviation Partners and The Boeing Company, have outfitted nearly 3000 airline, government and business aircraft world-wide with Blended Winglets. Blended Winglet technology has been certified for the Boeing 737-300, 737-500, 737-BBJ, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900, 737-900ER, and 757-200. Currently, the 767-300ER is in flight testing to be certified with Blended Winglets. By 2014, Aviation Partners Boeing estimates that Blended Winglet technology will have saved the airline industry over 5 billion gallons of jet fuel.