United Installs Split Scimitar Winglet

United Airlines has fitted one of its 737-800 aircraft with the new split scimitar winglet, taking its maiden test flight last Tuesday (July 16) in Everett, Washington. The advanced winglet aims to improve the offerings of the existing blended winglets that the airline currently has on its 737 fleet. United served as the launch customer for this winglet when it made a firm commitment with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) to retrofit its 737-800 fleet; in June, United announced its commitment to also retrofit its 737-900ER fleet.

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