Ryanair's recent order for 225 Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglet Systems to outfit its entire fleet of 737-800s in service and on order represents the largest single order for the program. The deal was announced in conjunction with the Irish LCC's order for up to 140 new CFM56-7B-powered 737-800s (ATWOnline, Feb. 25). Ryanair will begin retrofitting its existing fleet immediately, while from January 2005 all new 737-800s will arrive with winglets installed. Southwest Airlines also ...

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