Airbus will offer retrofitted sharklet wing tip devices for older in-service A319s and A320s from 2015, followed by the A321 at a later stage. Until now sharklets have only been available for aircraft straight off the production line and as a retrofit on more recent models with production-line reinforced wings. However, from 2015 Airbus plans to offer the modification for older aircraft by reinforcing the wing structure and adding the sharklet device. It claims the upgrade will cut ...

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