Austrian Airlines Becomes First European Airline to Equip Boeing767 Fleet With WingletsEnvironmentally-friendly technology brings benefits of lower fuel consumption, extended range and higher payload
(May 8, 2007) -- Alfred Otsch, Chief Executive Officer of the Austrian Airlines Group, summarised the benefits of Boeing 767 'winglets' today: 'The environmentally-friendly and economical usage of resources is of particular concern to us at Austrian Airlines, and this also applies to our decisions over the application of new technologies. Austrian Airlines is once again way out in front of its competitors, and will soon become the first airline in Europe to fit its Boeing 767 fleet with so-called 'blended winglets'. We will also benefit from this new development at the economic level, as we are expecting to use around 1,000 tons less kerosene per Boeing 767 every year whilst simultaneously extending the range of the aircraft by around 670 km. In addition to this, the payload can be increased by up to five tons at certain destinations. Our Boeing 767 fleet is distinctive not merely because it provides the best possible passenger comfort but also due to its state of the art technology.'
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