December 9, 2013
First Sharklet production retrofit completed for Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines will become the first European airline to operate A320 Family aircraft with production-retrofitted Sharklet wingtip devices. This will follow the installation, which has just been completed, by Turkish Technic MRO of Sharklets onto the first of nine A321s to be retrofitted for Turkish Airlines. All nine aircraft will be upgraded for the airline in Istanbul in the coming weeks. Thanks to this aerodynamic upgrade, every Turkish Airlines’ retrofitted aircraft will benefit from a reduction in fuel costs by up to 4%, an annual 900t reduction in CO2 emissions and an increased mission range by up to 100 nautical miles.