FAA approves blended winglets for 767BCF
Published: May 21, 2012
Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has received FAA approval to install its blended winglets on the Boeing 767 converted freighter (767BCF).
“Blended winglet technology installed on a Boeing 767-300ER/F/BCF reduces fuel burn by up to 500,000 gallons per aircraft per year while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 5,000 tons per year,” APB said in a statement.
It said the technology can also extend the range of the aircraft by up to 320 nautical miles or increase the payload by up to 16,000 pounds.
More than 4,400 blended winglets are installed on Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft.