|The project included a wing trailing edge
wedge installation and an outboard wing ballast installation. The winglets were
modified at Aviation Partners Boeing facility in Wichita, Kansas. Subsequently,
AAC reinstalled the winglets on the BBJ with the new ventral strake, completing
the split scimitar design.
The installation is the first of several
proposed winglet installations that AAC will be offering to their BBJ customers.
“The Split Scimitar Winglet modification will
help our customer reduce fuel burn and associated carbon dioxide emissions while
increasing overall aircraft payload capability and improving performance at both
take off and cruise altitudes,” said
James Colleary, President of AAC.
AAC’s production team completed the work under
budget and on time for the customer’s aircraft redelivery schedule. In addition,
annual inspection also included several Service Bulletins and Airworthiness