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Boeing Business Jets Unveils Split Scimitar Winglets for BBJ Family

  • New winglet now standard on new BBJs, available for retrofit
  • Adds up to 2 percent additional range to BBJ family

Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets (BBJ) announced today at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) that Split Scimitar Winglets are now standard on new BBJs.

The BBJ, a business jet based on the Next-Generation 737 family, is the first business jet to offer the Split Scimitar Winglets as a standard feature

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The Split Scimitar Winglets – designed, developed and certified by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) – also will be offered for retrofit on in-service BBJs by Aviation Partners Inc. (API).

"We are very excited to offer the Split Scimitar Winglet for our current BBJ family," said Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge . "It is another example of our dedication to continuous improvement for the BBJ family, and we think our customers will enjoy the increased performance and design." 

The Split Scimitar Winglet gives the BBJ family up to an additional 2.2 percent of range capability on a 6,000 nautical mile mission, providing customers increased performance and flexibility. The Split Scimitar Winglet takes the existing blended winglet and adds a scimitar tip and downward strake.

The first in-service BBJ to have Split Scimitar Winglets installed is available to view at the static airplane display this week at EBACE.

Boeing Business Jets offers a wide variety of ultra-large-cabin, long range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ and BBJ MAX family as well as Boeing widebody airplanes including the BBJ 787, 777, and 747-8.

Source : The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: May 18, 2015


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