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1. Comlux First to Retrofit ACJ319 with Sharklets
Comlux has become the first to retrofit an Airbus corporate jet, an ACJ319, with Sharklets. The retrofit, carried out by TAP Maintenance and Engineering as part of the first such turnkey-project managed by Airbus Corporate Jets, is also the first on any version of the A319 airliner. Sharklets bring a fuel-saving of up to 4% and a corresponding range improvement.
2. Sichuan Airlines Takes Delivery of First A321 Equipped with Sharklets
Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321 aircraft equipped with Sharklets fuel saving wing tip devices. It will also be the first A321 with Sharklets to be operated in China. The A321, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a two-class cabin, seating 194 passengers with 8 in business class and 186 in economy.
3. Korean Air Aerospace to Manufacture Sharklets for Airbus
Korean Air Aerospace to Manufacture Sharklets for Airbus. Under the terms of the agreement Korean Air Aerospace will manufacture the new composite wingtip devices and supply them to the A320 Family final assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg and Tianjin. The first A320 fitted with Sharklets will be delivered from the end of 2012.
4. 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.
5. 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
6. Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery of its First A320 with Sharklets
Cebu Pacific Air has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices allowing airlines to reduce fuel burn by up to 4% on longer sectors. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and are standard on all members of the A320neo Family. Cebu Pacific Air today operates 34 A320 Family aircraft, and has 48 more on order
7. Etihad Airways Selects Sharklets for New Airbus A320s
Etihad Airways has signed a contract with Airbus to equip 17 of its future A320s on order, with Airbus fuel saving Sharklets. The new wingtip devices measure 2.5 metres tall, replace the aircrafts current wingtip fence and will reduce fuel burn particularly over longer sectors.
8. AirAsia to Become First Airbus A320 Sharklets Operator
AirAsia will become the first operator of the A320 with Sharklets when it takes delivery of the first A320 equipped with these fuel-saving wing-tip devices at the end of this year. The aircraft exhibited on static and flying display at the ILA Berlin Air Show is the flight test aircraft for CFM engines and will also be delivered to AirAsia in 2013.

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