JetBlue new look


#1

Looks like JetBlue has a new look. This was taken 2 days ago and I like it.
airliners.net/open.file/1054589/L/
airliners.net/open.file/1054997/L/


#2

Airbus is testing these new winglets on the A320, and I believe that there will also be blended winglets similar to the 737 and 757 winglets, and they will be testing to see which one has better results.


#3

At first glance when I saw the pics on A.net I thought it was an Embraer. Those new winglets fooled me. They don’t look at all like the “Airbus” winglets.


#4

Which ones do you like better Embraer winglets or Airbus?? I don’t know if I should say this but I like the Airbus. These new ones are not that nice looking to me. I thought the same thing when I first saw it.


#5

Technically speaking, those “Airbus winglets” aren’t winglets at all. They’re called “wingtip fences,” but I believe the original principle was the same: a little more lift, little better mileage, etc. The success of the 73G-739 winglets made Airbus consider this option. I saw a pic of the first “test” plane w/ them a few months back. I think B6 was the main force pressuring Airbus to experiment w/ them, as they have to make fuel stops on E-W transcons when the jet stream is especially strong.


#6

Are those airliners.net pics “pre-delivery”? The top link shows a French “F” tail number.


#7

Yes, that is a pre-delivery B6 A320, still registered to France.


#8

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