United moves forward with 757 scimitar winglets installation

Scimitar winglets are expected to make an appearance on United’s fleet of 757s. The project which is expected to start in January, follows United’s adoption of the technology on its fleet of 737s.

A United 757-200. Copyright: Aero Icarus on wikimedia
The airline will be the first carrier to outfit this new kind of winglets on 757s, which united primarily uses out of Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty and Chicago O’Hare.

United also uses the 757-200 on its Premium Service flights from Newark to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

No word yet on the future of United’s fleet of 757-300s, which were inherited from ATA and Continental, and are already fitted with blended winglets.

The upgrade are expected to start with ship number 103 in January, to be followed by ship numbers 101 and 102.

The winglets will be installed by Aviation Partners Boeing.

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