Ryanair to reduce carbon emissions by 165,000 tonnes with winglet retrofit.

According to Ryanair, the wing reconstruction will reduce the airline’s annual fuel consumption by 65 million litres and carbon dioxide emissions by 165,000 tonnes.


Split Scimitar Winglets have been installed on the first of more than four low-cost carriers 400 Next Generation B737-800 aircraft as part of a $175 million contract with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB).

Wings, or wingtips, are attached to the wings of an aircraft to improve fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. 
The APB website says the Split Scimitar Winglets “redefine the aerodynamics of the current blended winglet of the Boeing 737NG family.”
Thomas Fowler, Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, said:

“This wing tree technology will help us achieve our ambitious environmental targets on our way to zero emissions by 2050.” We are impressed with APB’s innovative airfoils and look forward to installing them not only on this first aircraft, but on our 400+ aircraft to further reduce emissions.

APB Commercial Director Patrick LaMoria added:

“The installation of the Split Scimitar Winglet for the operator of the world’s largest next-generation 737-800 fleet is the ultimate endorsement of APB and its products.” We are humbled and honoured to continue to support Ryanair in its ambitious sustainability initiatives to carry
Ryanair expects to carry 225 million passengers by 2026, with the goal of reaching zero by 2050.


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