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Associated Air Center Installs Scimitar Winglets on BBJ

 - December 7, 2016, 4:30 AM

Associated Air Center has completed its first installation of Aviation Partners Boeing split-scimitar winglets for a Boeing Business Jet BBJ customer based in the U.S. The project, conducted in tandem with a scheduled annual inspection, included installing a wing trailing edge wedge and outboard wing ballast.

Aviation Partners Boeing modified the winglets at its facility in Wichita. Associated Air Center reinstalled the winglets and new ventral strake on the BBJ at its facility at Dallas Love Field in Texas. The installation is the first of several that Associated Air Center is offering to BBJ customers.

“The split-scimitar winglet modification will help our customer reduce fuel burn and associated carbon dioxide emissions while increasing overall aircraft payload capability and improving performance at both takeoff and cruise altitudes,” said Associated Air Center president James Colleary. The annual inspection also addressed a number of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives.