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Old 03-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Unveiling the First A320 Sharklets in the U.S.!

We’re excited to unveil today the first A320 Sharklet in the U.S.! The aircraft – registration number N821JB – is also the first of any North American airline to feature the fuel-saving structures. Sharklets are newly designed wing tip devices that improve the aerodynamics of Airbus aircraft and significantly cut fuel burn and emissions by up to four percent.
The Sharklets are the culmination of a multi-year project involving collaboration between our Business Partners at Airbus and many departments across JetBlue. With the addition of Sharklets to our A320 fleet we will become a greener, more fuel efficient airline. As the world’s first carrier to perform a production retrofit like this, the project also speaks to our history of innovation and being on the leading edge of the industry.
Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and offer operators the option of an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 1,000 pounds. Sharklets are standard on all members of the A320neo Family. In the case with our aircraft unveiled today, the aircraft was produced ready to accept the Sharklets that were retrofitted at our JFK facility.
Check out the Sharklet's time lapse on Facebook.
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looking good and i like the information too.... very easy to understand

We need jetBlue in 1:200 scale diecast!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 AM   #3
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Great picture and I have zero interest in this post becoming an A vs B mass debate but the A320 with Sharklets looks fantastic. I think it adds new sexxxy lines and proportion to li'l stumpy.
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Looks really good! =)
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Yes it does. I am waiting for the 1/400 diecast to land.
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I agree, i work on 320s every day and the Sharklets make a huge difference to the look of the 'bus. Lufthansa are due to send a sharkletted a/c on the 6th.
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Looks good with the Sharklets.. LH operates A320s with them too:



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looking good and i like the information too.... very easy to understand

We need jetBlue in 1:200 scale diecast!!!
I think we're all waiting for the day it comes out!!!!!
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She overflew ORD yesterday while we were shooting. Couldn't reach her with the lens but I can't wait to see more of these.
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