Airbus says initial flight test results of the “sharklet” winglet on the A320 show promising drag reduction results that indicate overall performance at or better than predictions. Airbus Senior VP-Leasing Markets Andrew Shankland says the device is on track to enter service on the A320 at the end of the year and will be installed on the remaining A318s, A319s and A321s in 2013. “The results so far are probably as good as, or slightly better than, expected,” he adds. Testing of the ...


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