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First=0Acertified CO 757-300 with blended winglets now flying=0ACO=E2=80=99= s first Boeing 757-300=0Aretrofitted with blended winglets =E2=80=93 the fi= rst-ever 757-300 with winglets to fly=0Acommercially =E2=80=93 is now in re= venue service. =0AAircraft 854 received the=0Afuel-saving winglets in India= napolis (IND) earlier this month. At press time,=0Athe airplane is flying f= rom EWR to Los Angeles (LAX) as Flight 702.=0AEarlier this year, Aviation= =0APartners Boeing (APB), a joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and Th= e Boeing Company, completed the world=E2=80=99s first blended 757-300 wingl= et=0Ainstallation on a CO Aircraft. =0AThat aircraft was leased by CO to=0A= APB so the 757-300 series could be flight tested and certified by the Feder= al=0AAviation Administration (FAA). =0A=E2=80=9COur 757-300s have one of th= e=0Alowest CASM in our narrowbody fleet, and installing winglets just made = them=0Athat much more fuel-efficient and cost-effective,=E2=80=9D said Tech= nical Services=0ASystems Engineer Jimmy Dutton. =E2=80=9CWhen this project = is completed, every=0AContinental aircraft fleet type that currently has wi= nglets available for=0Aretrofit will have the modification.=E2=80=9D=0ACO c= urrently has 17 Boeing 757-300s=0Ain the fleet and will receive four additi= onal ex-ATA aircraft later this=0Ayear. The aircraft will be reconfigured = to CO=E2=80=99s specification prior to=0Aentering service. Aircraft 859 is= currently at AAR and is scheduled to=0Areturn to service late next week. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you wish to unsubscribe from the AIRLINE List, please send an E-mail to: "listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx". Within the body of the text, only write the following:"SIGNOFF AIRLINE".
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