Azerbaijan Airlines orders blended winglets for its new Boeing aircrafts
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend A.Badalova/
CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines ordered from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) Blended Winglets for its new Boeing 767-300ER and -300Fs, APB reported.
Azerbaijan Airlines will have the winglets installed at Delta Tech Ops in Atlanta, GA immediately after taking delivery of these new airplanes from Boeing in Everett, WA, the report said. Additionally, one airplane, which is already in-service, will be modified by MNG Technic in Istanbul (Turkey).
APB says all four Blended Winglet installations are planned to be completed by the third quarter of 2012.
The 767-300ER airplanes will be operated by Azerbaijan Airlines and the 767-300F's - by Silk Way Airlines in freighter operations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
According to the report, Blended Winglet technology installed on a Boeing 767-300ER/F reduces fuel burn by up to 500,000 gallons per aircraft per year while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 5,000 tons per year.
Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.
At present, Azerbaijan Airlines' aircraft fleet consists of 21 aircrafts. In June the company will receive a new passenger aircraft Boeing 767, which will be the second aircraft of this brand, acquired by the company. The airline will also receive two cargo planes of Boeing 767 brand during the year.