New fences for 767-300ER from Aviation Partners Boeing
Boeing 767-300ERs with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) winglets are now "viable candidates" for conversion to freighters under a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval announced on 17 May.
According to APB, developers of blended winglets for a wide variety of Boeing aircraft along with Aviation Partners Incorporated, the approval demonstrates "compatibility for installing blended winglets" on a Boeing 767 converted freighter (BCF).
"The development assures that Boeing 767-300ERs with blended winglets are viable candidates for future conversions to freighters by Boeing," says APB.
Priced at $2.26 million, not including installation, the GKN-built composite material blended winglets for the 767-300ER can cut fuel burn by up to 5.4% at cruise. The installation package adds 1,354kg (2,984lb) to the weight of the aircraft, but increases payload capability by as much as 7,412kg.
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