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what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

CupCrusher40
Active Member

are they put on at 4 year heavy checks or not fitable on the old Boeing wing?

Were they cross wind tested if the bottom  of it hits the runway?

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Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Southwest flies three types of aircraft :737-700, 737-800, 737 Max8.  All three type have split scimitars (not sure if all 700s have been retrofitted yet).

 

The FAA would not have certified the use of them if there was a concern about their use at any point in time of the flight envelope - including cross wind landings.

Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

CupCrusher40
Active Member

What testing was done to make sure the bottom edge of tip does not

hit ground in crosswind

Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Puleease

 

ask Boeing that question.

Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

CupCrusher40
Active Member

Also they do not look look very good. If they are removed I will fly on the airline for 5 years more each season.

Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

gsking
Active Member

As an aerospace engineer,  I could explain what they are for and why they don't be removed.   But as an English speaker,  I have absolutely no clue what you just said. 

Re: what aircraft have scimitar winglets?

CupCrusher40
Active Member

I view an airplane as artwork and prefers aircraft without them.