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Published on 13th September 2012 by Wallace Shackleton, 1931 views
Photo from member Christian Borchmann featuring an Airbus 320 fitted with Sharklets.
From Wikipedia, " In 2009 Airbus launched a new blended winglet design which the company called a "sharklet", designed to enhance the payload-range performance of the A320 Family. Offered as a retrofit option, sharklets are expected to result in a reduced fuel burn of at least 3.5 percent over longer sectors, corresponding to an annual CO2 reduction of around 700 tonnes per aircraft. The A320 will be the first model fitted with sharklets, which will be delivered in 2012."