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Old 05-11-2021, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Did this one 737-900 got its wing tips change 3X??

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I was wondering if this single 737-900 got its wingtips changed 3 times....
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Default Re: Did this one 737-900 got its wing tips change

Maybe the bottom part of that style wingtip got damaged. Lightning strikes, ground vehicle. So they removed it for repairs or until maybe they could buy one from Boeing or another airline.
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If it's the same aircraft, then it looks like there was no winglet and then blended winglet and then split winglet. I don't think it was a case of the bottom of the split winglet removed. If you look at all the pics of that aircraft
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Old 05-16-2021, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The aircraft in question is a 737-900 (non-ER) and was delivered without winglets. The winglet was standard equipment for the 900ER.
In 2007 it was retrofitted with Aviation Partners Boeing blended winglets and then split scimitars around 2016. Considering the fuel savings and performance benefits between those options it's well worth the retrofittings.
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