Aviation Partners (Stand 674) of Seattle, Washington, said the first certified scimitar-tip blended winglets are now flying on a Hawker 800. The patented scimitar tip is an aerodynamic change to the tip cap of the existing blended winglet, providing an additional 0.5-percent drag reduction over the existing 7.3 percent at long-range cruise.
The Hawker 800 series is the first business jet to receive the scimitar-tip technology, with customer deliveries to follow this year. Aviation Partners said it is reviewing the feasibility of offer scimitar tips as an upgrade for existing Hawker 800 series blended winglet customers.
Blended winglets currently can be retrofitted to the Hawker 800 and 800XP as an FAA and EASA STC. Aviation Partner blended winglets also are certified for the Dassault Falcon 2000 family. The company said it anticipates winglet certification for the Falcon 900 family this summer.