Airlines have their share of fuel concerns, most notably the continued rise in fuel. Some airlines have started to improvise, seeing that alternative sources of energy solutions have yet to gain ground. So where do they turn to?
Well as far as United Airlines is concerned, winglets on the wings of their aircrafts seem to be a winner. The wingers help increase fuel efficiency of their planes substantially which should translate to savings at their end.
The extension will help the airline save up to $200 million annually.
Further, the winglets are not expensive and require minimal modifications as well as rare maintenance too. United Airlines has also joined hands with Aviation Partners Boeing for a highly advanced Scimitar design that will improve fuel efficiency by 1.8 percent