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  • gary o
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2006
    • 567

    Ryanair & winglets

    For any of you that have ryanair visiting your airport you might have noticed that they now sport boeing blended winglets,being a local of dublin nearly every second one has them fitted,all newly delivered aircraft from january on-wards have them fitted during production & alot of the others have them retro-fitted during any down time.I've got a good few photos of them already,here's my favourites
    EI-DCJ

    EI-CSW
    Sorry about quality of this one.

    EI-DLF
    My Jetphotos:
    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=20464
  • LBARULES
    Pointless flightaholic!
    • May 2003
    • 9820

    #2
    Yep we know, myself and Paul flew over to DUB from LBA on EI-DLF the day after your photo was taken .

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    • jethro15
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2004
      • 525

      #3
      Just updated my site with the latest Ryanair winglet fitted a/c
      jethro
      UK and Ireland Airline Fleet Listings
      http://www.jethros.org.uk/

      e-mail: jethro.eu@gmail.com

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      • Matt K
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2005
        • 187

        #4
        20 aircraft fitted with them so far!!! Have yet to see one at my local airport... BHX!
        Matt K
        WebMaster of: www.flyintobhx.co.uk

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        • adamdowley
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jul 2003
          • 1399

          #5
          why are they being fitted? yes, i know why technically, but Ryanair? surely they must cost quite a lot to fit - O'leary spending more money than he need do??!!! shock horror!

          i might be answering my own question now, but is it that operationally, they'll reduce fuel burn and then in the long run save money?

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          • Ren Frew
            Taxi Rank User
            • Jan 2000
            • 11826

            #6
            Originally posted by adamdowley
            i might be answering my own question now, but is it that operationally, they'll reduce fuel burn and then in the long run save money?
            I think you've cracked it Adam... ?
            Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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            • redsquare
              Member
              • Dec 2005
              • 96

              #7
              According to initial reports, the winglets are saving an extra 3-6% per flight over non wingletted -800s. In reality this means a 10%+ saving in fuel costs over the A320 on an average Ryanair flight.

              The 738 is a couple of million $$ more expensive to buy however so the savings aren't so clear cut for the average airline. Ryanair don't care because they got the 'buy one get one free' deal off Boeing. (Really)

              BTW, as it seems with all new 737 deliveries, the new aircraft often go 'tech' regularly within the first few weeks; EI-DLF gave up altogether in Eindhoven on Friday. After a month or so of flying they can go for months flat out without a hitch once all the parts are broken in.Wierd.

              redsquare

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              • steve rowell
                Expat Geordie
                • Apr 2003
                • 13281

                #8
                Buy one get one "free" , what utter nonsense, not even Boeing give away 60 million dollar aircraft for nothing
                Best Regards Steve

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                • lukeylad
                  G.A.P Geordie and proud!!
                  • Nov 2005
                  • 2575

                  #9
                  i have to admit there 800s look pretty gud yet to have one at ncl though

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                  • murph
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2005
                    • 552

                    #10
                    Think I've seen one with winglets, looked rather nice even in that awful Ryanair livery

                    Should be interesting to see what Airbus are planning with their A320. Will there ever be a major product without winglets/fences ever again?

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                    • SHAMROCK321
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2004
                      • 2544

                      #11
                      Ye those FR 738s in new colours do look awesome with winglets but still not a patch on Globespan what a beauty.

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                      • LBARULES
                        Pointless flightaholic!
                        • May 2003
                        • 9820

                        #12
                        This may sound odd, but I actually think the winglets suit the old FR livery better than the new FR livery. Odd considering I love the new livery!

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                        • LBARULES
                          Pointless flightaholic!
                          • May 2003
                          • 9820

                          #13
                          Originally posted by redsquare
                          BTW, as it seems with all new 737 deliveries, the new aircraft often go 'tech' regularly within the first few weeks; EI-DLF gave up altogether in Eindhoven on Friday. After a month or so of flying they can go for months flat out without a hitch once all the parts are broken in.Wierd.

                          redsquare
                          Poor old DLF! Suppose it is getting a bit past it .

                          This may sound odd, but I actually think the winglets suit the old FR livery better than the new FR livery. Odd considering I love the new livery.

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                          • Mark L
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2003
                            • 4325

                            #14
                            Originally posted by steve rowell
                            Buy one get one "free" , what utter nonsense, not even Boeing give away 60 million dollar aircraft for nothing
                            Thats exactly what happened though, depending on how you statistically phrase it.
                            My recent and upcoming flights

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                            • redsquare
                              Member
                              • Dec 2005
                              • 96

                              #15
                              Originally posted by steve rowell
                              Buy one get one "free" , what utter nonsense, not even Boeing give away 60 million dollar aircraft for nothing
                              Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you view it) it's completely true, with a current list price for a 738 running at a tad under $68 million each minus winglets, Ryanair are paying almost exactly half that. I suppose that's what happens when you order 230 (+190 more on option and quickly being exercised) in a short period. They pay less for a 738 than a Embraer 195 for example. Also, most (80%) are not being leased like all of their rivals therefore keeping the value of the aircraft in the company.

                              They will sell some of the older aircraft for more money than it costs to buy a new one!
                              Originally posted by LBARULES
                              Poor old DLF! Suppose it is getting a bit past it .
                              Yeah the sick puppy tried its best to strand all the passengers. The bill has since been sent to Boeing (like a car it comes under warranty) haha

                              redsquare

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