Fischer Advanced Composite Components, which as a supplier to Aviation Partners Boeing has a 95% market share of 737 winglet production, is studying the possibility of developing winglets for the MD-80. "We know that airlines like SAS are looking for solutions to save more fuel for their MD-80 fleets," FACC CEO Walter Stephan told this website. However, he added that winglets for the MD-80 are unlikely to provide the 3%-5% improvement in fuel burn enjoyed by 737NG operators. "MD-80 ...

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