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1. Spring Airlines Signs Sharklet Retrofit Deal
Spring Airlines, a low-cost carrier based in Shanghai, has signed an agreement with Airbus for Sharklet retrofit of its A320 aircraft in operation. Airbus says that thanks to this aerodynamic upgrade, Spring Airlines retrofitted aircraft will benefit from a reduction in fuel costs by up to 4%, an annual 900t reduction in CO2 emissions, an increased mission range by up to 100 nauti
2. IndiGo Becomes First Indian Airline with Sharklet Equipped A320
IndiGo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Indian carrier to do so. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircrafts aerodynamics and significantly cut the airlines fuel burn and emissions by 4% on longer sectors.
3. Airbus launches Sharklet Wingtip Devices for A320 Family
Airbus launches Sharklet Wingtip Devices for A320 Family. Offered as a forward-fit option, Sharklets are expected to result in at least 3.5% reduced fuelburn over longer sectors, corresponding to an annual CO2 reduction of around 700 tonnes per aircraft. The A320 will be the first model fitted with Sharklets, which will be delivered around the end of 2012, to be followed by the oth
4. Korean Air Aerospace to Manufacture Sharklet Wingtips for A330neo Family
Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), the aerospace manufacturing division of the Korean Air Group, has been selected by Airbus to supply new Sharklet wingtip devices including a wingspan extension for the A330neo the new variant of the A330 Family of widebody aircraft.
5. Korean Air Delivers First Sharklets for Airbus A330neo
Korean Air has delivered the first sharklets it has produced for the Airbus A330neo. A sharklet is an L shaped structure attached to the end of the wings of an aircraft. Each sharklet, which measures 2m by 4m, helps to cut down on aerodynamic drag, helping to reduce the spiral-shaped vortices that form at the wingtips of aircraft during flights.
6. Avianca Takes Delivery of Sharklet Equipped Airbus A320
Avianca, the Colombia-based airline, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped Airbus A320 becoming the first Latin American carrier to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The A320, powered by CFM engines, was delivered in Toulouse, France.
7. GoAir Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320 Equipped with Sharklets
Indias GoAir has taken delivery of its first Sharklet-equipped A320 aircraft financed by ACG (Aviation Capital Group) under a sale and leaseback arrangement which will see the aircraft added to ACG's growing portfolio of Airbus A320 family aircraft.
8. Sharklet-fitted A320 Successfully Completes First Test Flight
This milestone marks the start of the early test flight campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation. Sharklets are around 2.5 metres tall and will replace the aircrafts current wingtip fence.

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