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American Airlines and APB report first revenue flight of Boeing 767-300ER with Blended Winglets.

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American Airlines (NYSE:AMR) and Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) have reported that the first revenue flight of a Boeing 767-300ER with APB's Blended Winglets took place on 8 March.

Flight 78 left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 20:35 on 8 March with 204 passengers on-board, arriving at London Heathrow Airport today (9 March) at 10:26.

Winglets improve fuel efficiency through increasing lift without increasing engine power. Each aircraft equipped with the winglets are expected to save up to 500,000 gallons of fuel annually dependent upon miles flown, according to APB.

The airline plans to install winglets on its entire fleet of 58 Boeing 767-300ERs.

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