United Order Launches 737-900ER APB Winglet Programme

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has formally launched the 737-900ER (Extended Range) Split Scimitar Winglet programme with an order from United Airlines.  Using a newly patented design, the programme will consist of retrofitting existing Boeing 737NG blended winglets by replacing the aluminium winglet tip cap with a new aerodynamically shaped "Scimitar" winglet tip cap and by adding a new Scimitar tipped Ventral Strake. Certification flight testing of Split Scimitar Winglets on the 737-900ER is scheduled to begin in November this year with FAA supplemental type certification targeted for late February 2014.

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