May 20, 2014

Airbus Corporate Jets wins first in-service ACJ320 and ACJ319 Sharklet retrofit

Alpha Star Aviation Services of Saudi Arabia has become the first Airbus ACJ320 customer for an in-service retrofit of Sharklets, upswept fins attached to the wingtips that save about 4% in fuel consumption while also enhancing performance and appearance. It is also the first Middle East customer for the in-service retrofit of Sharklets on an Airbus corporate jet. Alpha Star plans to fit Sharklets to an Airbus ACJ320 that is already in operation, during 2016. The in-service retrofit comprises local structural reinforcement of the outer wing, a software upgrade to several flight-control computers, and replacement of the existing wingtips by Sharklets. It is also the first Saudi Arabian corporate jet customer for FlySmart, Airbus’ performance calculation software for ipad.

Comlux The Aviation Group has become the first Airbus ACJ319 customer for an in-service retrofit of Sharklets. Comlux plan to fit Sharklets to an Airbus ACJ319 already in operation, during 2016. The in-service retrofit comprises local structural reinforcement of the outer wing, a software upgrade to several flight-control computers, and replacement of the existing wingtips by Sharkles.



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