Delta Air Lines has announced an agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) to purchase Split Scimitar Winglets for its B737-800 and B737-900ER aircraft.

The Split Scimitar Winglets are an upgrade to APB’s ubiquitous Blended Winglets. Delta has previously purchased and installed APB winglet products on its B737-800, B737-900ER, B757-200, B757-300 and B767-300ER fleets.

Fuel efficiency

The new winglets will deliver savings in jet fuel consumption and gains in fuel efficiency.

“The recent challenges for the industry have forced many airlines to focus on efforts other than emissions reduction and operational efficiency,” said Craig McCallum, Aviation Partners Boeing senior director of sales and marketing.

“Delta’s recent agreements to purchase additional APB winglet products is a clear indication of Delta Air Lines’ unwavering dedication to building a more sustainable future for air travel.”

“We could not be more excited and honoured to continue our partnership with Delta Air Lines to reduce aircraft fuel consumption and carbon emissions. We are inspired by Delta’s ambitious sustainability goals and extremely grateful for their continued endorsement of APB products,” said Aviation Partners Boeing chief commercial officer, Patrick LaMoria.

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