Airbus has completed the first flight of its fuel-saving sharklet wing-tip devices on the company’s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001). The flight marks the start of flight testing to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation. Sharklets are around 2.5 m. (8 ft.) tall and will replace the aircraft’s current wingtip fence. Offered as an option on new-build aircraft, sharklets are designed for the Airbus A320 family ...

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