Boeing s new wing design shows up in Asia

Boeing s unique Split Scimitar Winglets will be introduced in Asia as part of a new contract with Thailand’s NewGen Airways.

A new collaboration in between the Bangkok-based provider and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) will see NewGen end up being the first airline in Asia to run the distinct wing design, which is developed to enhance fuel-efficiency. The Split Scimitar Winglets will be installed on one of NewGen’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.


NewGen is taking steps to be the most efficient and recognizable brand name in Asia, said Craig McCallum, APB s director of sales & marketing. The Split Scimitar Winglets gives them an additional cost benefit over other Asian operators who have yet to embrace the innovation.


The Split Scimitar Winglets, which extend like a claw from completion of the B737 wing, decrease fuel burn by approximately 6.6%, enabling users to save more than 480,000 liters of fuel during a year. This results in a saving of about 1,220 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per aircraft annually.


The Split Scimitar Winglet programmed is the most successful product launch in APB s history, with the company having taken orders for more than 2,000 winglet systems. NewGen Airways mainly operates charter flights in between Thailand and China.