LAN completes first flight with winglets

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Chile's LAN has has performed the first commercial flight using a Boeing 767-300ER equipped with winglets developed by Aviation Partners Boeing.

LAN says that the first flight with the winglet equipped aircraft was operated between its Santiago de Chile base and Buenos Aires. The carrier is the first Latin American airline to install winglets on its fleet of Boeing 767-300ERs.

LAN is investing $70 million to retrofit its entire fleet of 767 passenger and cargo aircraft with bended winglets before the end of 2010, hoping to achieve fuel savings of more than 5%.

   

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