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JetBlue to Retrofit Entire A320 Fleet with Sharklets

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The New York-based carrier unveiled its first A320 with sharklets — Airbus’ fuel saving wing tip devices — last week at John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to Airbus, the sharklets improve the plane’s aerodynamics with a fuel burn reduction of up to four percent, allowing increased range and payload capability.

"We feel the sharklets are a prudent investment in our fleet, our environment and our people that will maximize performance and efficiency, while minimizing our carbon footprint,” said Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue.

Delivery of the sharklets to JetBlue will begin in 2014. More

 

Read more at: http://www.aviationtoday.com/the-checklist/JetBlue-to-Retrofit-Entire-A320-Fleet-with-Sharklets_78588.html#.UTFwA6KgCSo

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It may look different, but it works. Props to Jetblue and Airbus! I love 'em both!

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Always a fan of planes sporting winglets. (That's what they are) Whoever came up with the idea is rolling around in tons of dough, if not his grave.

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