|C-FYLC Boeing 737-800 Sunwing Airlines|
On 7th August it announced plans to retrofit the airline's fleet of Boeing 737-800 this Winter with Split Scimitar Winglets. When applied to the existing "curved tipped" Blended Winglets, the Split Scimitar Winglet upgrade adds strengthened spars, aerodynamic 'curved' tips, and a large ventral fin, which improves performance and decreases fuel burn by approximately 7%.
FAA supplemental type certification for the Boeing 737-800 is targeted for this month and EASA certification planned for December 2013. Certification flight testing of Split Scimitar Winglets is currently underway.
The Sunwing Travel Group, one of the largest integrated travel businesses in North America, is comprised of Sunwing Vacations, the leading leisure tour operator in Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Canada's premier leisure airline, Signature Vacations, one of Canada's leading tour operators for package vacations.
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