JetBlue Airways will begin retrofitting its existing Airbus A320 fleet with sharklet wing tip devices by March, but will only retrofit five of them this year. It does not expect to complete the retrofit with the fuel-saving technology on all 127 of its current A320s until 2016 or 2017. The New York-based, low-cost carrier said in 2011 that it would start retrofitting its entire fleet in 2013 but did not provide details about the pace (Aviation Daily, June 11, 2011). Even now, the carrier ...


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