Volare Aviation completes first Hawker Blended Winglet retrofit

Hawker 800XPi airplane Blended Winglet retrofit ©Aviation Partners/Volare Aviation

Oxford, U.K.-based Volare Aviation has completed its first installation of the Blended Winglets retrofit on a Hawker 800XPi airplane, and is appointed an authorized installation partner for Hawker 800 series Blended Winglet retrofits in Europe.

API’s Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets for the Hawker 800 series airplanes reduce drag by over seven percent at long range cruise.  This drag reduction increases range by 180 nautical miles or more, allows the airplane to cruise 15-18 knots faster; enables faster time-to-climb, can reduce or eliminate the need for step-climbs for many missions, and improves second segment climb.  In addition, with its unique Scimitar Tip design, the API Blended Winglet retrofit gives the Hawker a new look.

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