Comlux The Aviation Group has become the first to retrofit an Airbus ACJ319 with sharklets. The retrofit brings a fuel savings of up to 4 percent and a corresponding range improvement. It was performed by TAP Maintenance and Engineering as part of the first such turnkey-project managed by Airbus Corporate Jets. It is also the first on any version of the A319.
Sharklets act as a barrier to the flow of air around an aircraft’s wingtips, reducing drag to save fuel. They have been offered as an option on all A320 series aircraft produced in recent years and are standard fit on all A320neos. Sharklets can also be retrofitted to existing A320s from S/N 1200 onward.
“Comlux has always been a leader in Airbus corporate jets, and our sharklet retrofit highlights our approach to offering customers a modern corporate jet fleet,” said Comlux chairman and CEO Richard Gaona.