Seattle - South African low-cost carrier Mango Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW) from APB (Aviation Partners Boeing) for its Boeing 737-800 fleet.
Mango Airlines plans to integrate the first high-tech winglets developed by APB in February at South African Airways' Technical facility.
Inspired by the scimitar, the SSWs are fitted to the wing tips of the aircraft. This slight modification to the existing wing configuration reduces fuel consumption of Boeing's 737NG family single-aisles by 2.2%.
Mango Airlines expects to save more than 40,000 Gallons per aircraft per year by means of these improved winglet technology.
APB has so far received more than 2,000 orders for its Split Scimitar Winglets, and nearly 1,200 aircraft are equipped with this system around the world. To date, the company calculates that SSWs have helped to reduce fuel consumption worldwide by over 9.1 billion gallons thereby saving over 96 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture established by Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.
Mango Airways currently operates 17 Boeing 737-800.