LAN orders 10 Blended Winglets for 767-300ERs

Victoria
By Victoria September 25, 2012 14:20

LAN orders 10 Blended Winglets for 767-300ERs

LAN Airlines has ordered 10 additional Blended Winglet Systems for Boeing 767-300ER passenger and freighter aircraft. This order brings LAN’s order total to 57 Blended Winglet systems for the Boeing 767-300ER/F, making it the largest APB customer for this model.
“Blended Winglets have provided LAN Airlines the fuel savings and payload/range benefits to both enhance operational capability on its existing route structure and the ability to open new markets with this airplane,” says Christopher Stafford, Aviation Partners Boeing director of Sales & Marketing. “Given the current market, and the tough financial conditions air carriers are operating under today, this order further validates the outstanding value of APB’s performance enhancing technology.”
Blended Winglet technology installed on a Boeing 767-300ER/F reduces fuel burn by up to 500,000 gallons per aircraft per year while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 5,000 tons per year. Blended Winglets can also extend the range of a Boeing 767-300ER/F by as much as 320 nautical miles, or increase the payload of the aircraft by as much as 16,000 pounds.
“The positive fuel savings performance achieved by the Blended Winglet program on the operating LAN Boeing 767 fleet convinced the airline to continue with this program on the newly purchased 767-300s. LAN has purchased 10 new Blended Winglet systems from APB and selected Delta Tech Ops and Mexicana MRO to perform these modifications promoting the growth of both MRO’s, especially Mexicana, which is now capable of carrying out winglet modifications. This order establishes LAN as the airline with the largest fleet of Boeing 767s equipped with winglets,” comments Justin Siegel, vice president – Fleet Projects LATAM.

Victoria
By Victoria September 25, 2012 14:20
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