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09 Aug 2015 - BBJ Gets EASA approval for SSW Modification.

EASA has given Aviation Partners (APR but formerly APB) approval for an STC to retrofit BBJs with their new Split Scimitar Winglet (SSW). This comes just two months after the FAA granted the same STC.

The SSW, which was developed jointly by API and Boeing, can reduce drag by up to 2% which equates to an increase in range of 120nm. According to Gary Dunn, VP Sales and Marketing at API, "The upgrade will essentially give a BBJ with 7 aux fuel tanks the range of an 8 aux tank airplane."

Retrofitting is achieved by adding a downward pointing scimitar tipped ventral strake underneath the existing winglet and replacing the exisiting upward pointing blended winglet tip caps with scimitar tip caps.

Two BBJs have already been retrofitted and several others are in progress or awiating modification for later this year. The SSW will be fitted as standard to all new BBJs from 2016.

 

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