Airbus A320 with sharklets. Courtesy, Airbus Airbus has completed installation of the first set of sharklet wing-tip devices on the company’s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001), preparing for the flight-test campaign in the coming weeks. The A320 fitted with sharklets reduces fuel burn by up to 3.5%, corresponding to an annual carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of around 700 tonnes per aircraft. The new wingtip devices are around 2.5 m., or 8ft. tall and will replace the ...

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