The Boeing 767-300 – just made for winglets

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Sometimes winglets look right and sometimes they don’t. On the 767-300, it turns out, they look just about perfect. Great pix here courtesy of my colleague Jon Ostrower and Aviation Partners Boeing. If only they made sense on the -200 – could’ve so

lved all Boeing’s problems.

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3 Responses to The Boeing 767-300 – just made for winglets

  1. John S July 26, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    the KC-767AT uses the 767-300 wing, so why couldn’t the KC-767AT sport these same winglets?

    One would have to wonder what the winglets do to the air turbulence behind the aircraft. The KC-767AT has it’s underwing refueling pods very close to the wingtip, so it may adversly affect the hose and drogue refueling from those stations.

    Or it could smooth out the airflow behind the aircraft and actually enhance the refueling capability. I would think it is an easy thing to check on computer or wind tunnel.

    For that matter, the KC-30 could include the A340 winglets (because the KC-30 uses the A340 wing,) but currently they do not. I wonder why not? Perhaps winglets do induce adverse turbulence?

  2. John Fletcher December 4, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    WEhen Boeing initially design their aircraft why are winglets not fitted ?
    Why are they fitted as an “afterthought” ?

  3. Mutuelle santé September 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Has they ever tried the winlet on the 200, if so wht was the result, how could it be better. plz answer back.

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