May 172012

New fences for 767-300ER from Aviation Partners Boeing

We're proud that William Ashworth, president of Aviation Partners Boeing, is an AirVault Advisor. Here's some great news from that company, reported by FlightGlobal today.

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.

Read more here.