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Alaska Airlines introduces first Boeing 737-900 retrofitted with blended winglets.

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Alaska Airlines said today (15 November) that it has introduced its first 737-900 equipped with blended winglets, which are estimated to reduce fuel consumption by about 3%

The airline also said that the winglet-equipped aircraft is the latest in a series of fuel conservation initiatives the airline has undertaken to lower operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Alaska Airlines is the first of three carriers to retrofit its 737-900s with winglets, which are manufactured by Aviation Partners Boeing and it has plans to retrofit nine of its 12 aircraft of this type by late 2008.

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