Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has announced that South Africa’s Mango Airlines has ordered its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet.
Mango Airlines plans to perform the first
installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African
Airways Technical facility.
“Mango Airlines clearly recognises the enhanced
performance and improvement to the operating economics of the Boeing
Next Generation 737-800 fleet from the installation of Split Scimitar
Winglets,” says Aviation Partners Boeing director of sales and marketing
Christopher Stafford. “With the
installation of the Split Scimitar Winglet System, not only will Mango
Airlines realise significant fuel savings in its network, but it will
also show its environmental stewardship.”
The Split Scimitar Winglet modification reduces
Boeing Next-Generation 737 block fuel consumption by an additional 2.2%
over the Blended Winglets. The
Split Scimitar Winglet System will reduce Mango’s annual fuel
requirements by more than 155,000 liters per aircraft, and their carbon
dioxide emissions by over 390 tonnes per aircraft per year.
“As a low-cost airline, Mango is continuously looking at ways to maximise the operating profitability of our fleet in order to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging environment. We are therefore both proud and excited to have Aviation Partners Boeing as our partner in this endeavor and eagerly await the realization of the projected savings,” adds Marelize Labuschagne, acting chief executive officer, Mango Airlines.
Source: african Aerospace