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Air New Zealand takes delivery of Boeing 767-300ER fitted with blended winglets.

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Air New Zealand said today that its first Boeing 767-300ER aircraft fitted with new blended winglets was due to land at Auckland International Airport this morning.

According to the airline it will save over 6m litres of fuel and 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year through the installation of new performance-enhancing blended winglets on its fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.

The blended winglets have been developed by Aviation Partners Boeing and are designed to make the aircraft's wing more efficient through reducing drag, increasing lift and improving fuel use and reducing emissions.

The airline also stated that it has also started to install Zonal Dryers on its 767 fleet, with the aircraft arriving today also being the first to have this system installed. The dryers, which are designed by CTT Systems in Sweden, reduce moisture trapped in the insulation between the aircraft's outer skin and the cabin lining.

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