Southwest Airlines orders split scimitar winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing

3 January 2014

Aviation Partners Boeing said that Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has ordered split scimitar winglets for its Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.

APB´s newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the blended winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the split scimitar winglet is that it uses the existing blended winglet structure, but adds new strengthened spars, aerodynamic scimitar tips, and a large ventral strake. APB looks forward to receiving FAA certification for split scimitar winglets later this month.

“Having Southwest Airlines commit to our new Split Scimitar Winglet program is an incredible endorsement of both Aviation Partners Boeing and our products,” said Patrick LaMoria, Aviation Partners Boeing executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company. The company´s website is at www.aviationpartnersboeing.com.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 45,000 Employees to more than 100m Customers annually.

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