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1. A small or rudimentary wing.
2. A short, almost vertical stabilizing fin projecting from the tip of an aircraft wing.


1. (Zoology) a small wing, esp the bastard wing of a bird
2. (Aeronautics) a small wing placed at the tip of the main wing of an aircraft and perpendicular to it, designed to reduce the aircraft's vortex drag


(ˈwɪŋ lɪt)

1. a little wing.
2. alula.
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Release date- 20082019 - Virgin Australia is working to improve the fuel efficiency of its aircraft by installing Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing 737 Next Generation planes.
Virgin Australia Airlines has announced it has installed Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing next generation 737-800 aircraft, the company said.
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Hamburg-based Lufthansa Technik AG has become the first MRO provider in Europe to install split scimitar winglets on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).
The developer of the fuel-saving winglets used by commercial jet aircraft has come out with an advanced design that promises to save even more.
(Aeromexico) has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.
Southwest Airlines has inked an agreement to retrofit more than 50 Boeing 737-800s with split scimitar winglets. The winglets are expected to reduce fuel consumption by 5% per year, and will also be installed on 33 aircraft scheduled for delivery this year.
The Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) joint venture now supplies blended winglets for 737NGs, 757s and the 767-300ER.
API's Winglets are currently flying on over 5,000 individual aircraft and more than 20 aircraft types around the world.
Addressing a conference of airline chief executives at Barcelona last week Airbus spokesman Andy Shankland said the winglets would be offered to airlines in 2012 or 2013 as an option on new airframes.