Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place across many parts of the world. Because of this, it comes as no surprise…
United Moves Forward with 757 Scimitar Winglets Installation
Scimitar winglets are expected to be making an appearance on United’s 757 fleet. The project, which is expected to commence in January, follows United’s swift adoption of the technology on its current fleet of Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft.
The airline will be the first US carrier to outfit these new winglets on the 757 fleet. United currently operates the 757s on various routes, primarily out of Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty, and Chicago O’Hare. United also utilizes the 757-200 on its Premium Service flights from Newark to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
No word yet on the future of United’s fleet of Boeing 757-300s, which were inherited from ATA and Continental. These variants of the 757 are already fitted with blended winglets.
United’s fleet upgrades are expected to start with ship number 103 in January, with ship numbers 101 and 102 to follow.
The winglets will be installed by Aviation Partners Boeing.
This post was originally published on IGF Travel Channel, an AirlineGeeks.com partner.
- Leaked Wizz Air Meeting Highlights Company’s Apparent Pilot Redundancy Culture - April 9, 2021
- Boeing’s 737 MAX Returns to U.S. Skies - December 29, 2020
- Italian Authorities Threaten to Ban Ryanair Over COVID-19 Procedures - August 6, 2020
Boeing has completed the first of the necessary test flights to get the largest variant of the Boeing 737 MAX…
Korean Air flew its longest flight since its founding in 1969 last weekend using one of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger…