Re: NG737 performance

Date:         16 Jun 98 02:15:39 
From:         redjeff@bellsouth.net
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On 08 Jun 98 02:57:49 , faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure) wrote:
>I was told today by a friend in Boeing Flight Test that the winglets
>fitted to the Boeing Business Jet, which is actually a New Generation
>737-700, have reduced the airplane's fuel consumption by at least 3
>percent so far at the speeds, altitudes, and attitudes at which they have
>been tested, and even better performance is anticipated ...

Wow 3%!!!! You can get atleast 5 on a 727 by extendind the T/E flaps
to 5 degrees down and pulling the c/b for the L/E flaps
Winglets are for looks