VIP Boeing 757s Get Aviation Partner Winglets
No fewer than 10 Boeing 757-200s–both VIP and head-of-state aircraft–now benefit from Aviation Partners’ Performance Enhancing Blended Winglet Systems, the company reported as it prepared for business at EBACE this year. The company places the global market for Blended Winglet VIP and head-of-state upgrades at some 25 Boeing 757-200s, five 767-300ERs and 25 Boeing 737 NG and Classic airframes. Aviation Partners expects that number to grow as more airliners undergo conversion to a VIP or corporate role. PrivatAir, which already flies BBJs and a 757-200 with Aviation Partners winglets, became the world’s first VIP 767-300ER operator to order the modification. Installation is scheduled for mid-2009. More than 2,500 commercial and business aircraft are equipped with Blended Winglets.