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737 MAX Winglets Revealed Blog | Nuts About Southwest

May 2, 2012
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Back in December, Southwest Airlines announced that we had signed on to be the launch customer for Boeing’s new 737 MAX variant that will debut in 2017. The MAX will offer much improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance compared to current 737s, and it will provide great comfort and reliability to our Customers. Like any new aircraft, some features of the MAX’s design hadn’t been firmed up in time for that first announcement. One item of speculation among my fellow Avgeeks has been the design of the MAX winglets. I’ve even seen speculation they might be of the Sprioid design, which is basically a big “O” on the end of the wing.

Well, the answer is in, and the artist’s illustration shows the selected design which will feature an upper winglet similar to those on our current 737s and a smaller, lower winglet at about a 45 degree angle from the wing.

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