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Thu, 15 September 2016

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.

The sharklets improve aircraft performance, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air-resistance, and improve fuel efficiency by 4%.

Korean Air has delivered more than 1,800 independently re-developed A320 NEO sharklets since 2009. The company has also been manufacturing the A350 cargo door since 2008. 

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