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2014-06-05 16:20:47

Retired Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP bring valuable training opportunities and a piece of aviation history to student aircraft mechanics at Van Nuys Airport. VAN NUYS, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran pilot and business aviation pioneer Clay Lacy has donated two retired corporate jets--a Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP--to heighten training opportunities for students enrolled in a leading aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. Operated by the Los Angeles...

2014-05-15 12:22:27

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation Awards United the 2014 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award for Travel Suppliers CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines this week was honored with a Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award as a travel supplier by the GBTA Foundation and Project ICARUS. The Foundation recognized United for outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering industry-leading sustainability programs, products and...

2014-04-09 16:22:23

DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner's Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier's fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended winglet structure. By upgrading the 737-800s with Split Scimitar Winglets, annual fuel savings are...

2014-03-17 16:20:51

Improvements support rising production rates, increasing demand for 737s SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle. The project more than doubles the space that will be available for customers and groups supporting increased 737 deliveries. "Our customers expect and deserve a first-class facility when they come to pick up their airplanes, and we think these improvements...

2014-02-21 08:20:08

SEATTLE, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Aeromexico) has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet...

2014-02-19 12:22:03

Airline's combined winglet technology will save the airline $200 million a year CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft freshly retrofitted with new Split Scimitar Winglets took to the skies yesterday, marking the first commercial flight worldwide to operate with the advanced winglet technology. United flight 1273 on Tuesday took off from the airline's Houston hub and flew to Los Angeles. The airline installed the innovative winglets on the...

2014-02-06 12:21:48

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the FAA for Split Scimitar Winglets to be installed on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Split Scimitar Winglet program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the...

2014-01-28 08:20:19

SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Air Transat has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the...

2014-01-02 08:20:05

SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) today announced that Southwest Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'