Korean Air has produced its first sharklet wingtip device the A330neo aircraft following a commemorative event at its Busan technical centre on Tuesday (September 13).
A sharklet accredited to the flag carrier was unveiled, nearly eighteen months after it was named as a sharklet supplier by the Toulouse-headquartered OEM. Korean Air said the sharklet has a width of 2m by 4m length, created with material which will be installed on the end of the A330neo’s main wings.
Once utilised, Airbus said it can improve aircraft performance by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, air-resistance and improving fuel efficiency by 4 per cent. The A330neo, an upgraded version of its A330 predecessor, currently has 180 orders.
The OEM began production of the aircraft in September 2015.