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1. Aviation: New Trinitair Wingtip Designed to Reduce Fuel Consumption by 2%
The Aircraft Performance Company has designed Trinitair, a new multi-fingered Plug & Fly retrofit wingtip solution that promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of in-service aircraft. In aviation each kg of fuel saved on a flight reduces CO2 emissions by 3.16 kg. The new wingtip Trinitair, is capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 2%, and on particular applications even
2. 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.
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 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.
5. 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.
6. JetBlue Finalises Order for 40 A320neo
JetBlue Airways has finalized a firm order for 40 A320neo (new engine option) aircraft. With this contract, JetBlue also converts 30 of its pre-existing orders for A320s to the larger A321 model with enhanced wingtip devices called Sharklets. In total JetBlue currently has on order 40 A320neo aircraft, 30 A321s and 22 A320s. The airline has not yet unveiled its engine selection for
7. 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.
8. Airbus Commences Final Assembly of First A330neo
Airbus has commenced final assembly of the very first A330neo, an A330-900. Both the A330-800 and A330-900 feature a new A350-inspired wing with Sharklet wingtip devices, latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, and the new AirSpace by Airbus cabin.

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