Aeromexico orders APB winglets for 737-800s

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Aeromexico has ordered Aviation Partners Boeing's (APB) split scimitar winglets for its Boeing 737-800s.

"Aeromexico has been a very important customer to APB as it is equipping its entire fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplanes and two of its 767-300ER airplanes with blended binglet technology," says APB director of sales and marketing Christopher Stafford. "With this order, Aeromexico will further enhance the performance of its Boeing 737-800s, yielding significant fuel savings throughout its network and additional payload on long haul routes."

APB received US Federal Aviation Administration certification for the winglets on 6 February.

The winglets are expected to save the airline more than 208,450 litres (55,000gal) of jet fuel per aircraft each year, leading to a reduction of 530t of carbon emissions each aircraft per year. "Additionally, Aeromexico can realise incremental payload on several of its long haul 737-800 operations such as Mexico City to Lima, Peru and Caracas, Venezuela," says APB.