LAN has begun the process of incorporating advanced
technology devices - winglets - in all of its Boeing 767-300 long range
An important part of the company’s fleet
renovation plan, winglets are placed on the wings of
an aircraft facilitating a more efficient use of fuel. The
reduction in usage equals approximately 450,000 tons of fuel per
year which means about a 5% decrease in CO2 emissions for every
The winglets measure over 11 feet in length and are
located at the ends of the wings. They are designed using the
latest technology available that optimizes the aerodynamics of the
aircraft, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
investing close to US$70 million to incorporate this cutting-edge
technology that is already being used by many of the world’s most
recognizable airlines on the myriad of aircraft that comprise
their respective fleet.
The installation of the winglets on LAN’s entire fleet
of long range Boeing 767-300, 37 passenger and cargo aircraft,
is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
“We are incorporating the most
modern technology available in the industry to create the most
efficient operational systems that significantly contribute to the
preservation of the environment. This initiative is an important
step in the aircraft renovation process that has allowed LAN to
operate one of the most modern fleet in the world,” said Enrique Elsaca, Senior Vice President, Operations.
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