Jan 23, 2019: Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), a joint venture between Boeing and Aviation Partners Inc, has announced that South Africa's Mango Airlines has ordered its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet.

The airline plans to install the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African Airways technical facility. "With the installation of the Split Scimitar Winglet System, not only will Mango Airlines realise significant fuel savings in its network, but it will also show its environmental stewardship," said Christopher Stafford, director of sales and marketing at Aviation Partners Boeing.

The Split Scimitar Winglet modification reduces Boeing Next-Generation 737 block fuel consumption by an additional 2.2 percent over the Blended Winglets. The system will reduce Mango's annual fuel requirements by more than 155,000 litres per aircraft, and their carbon dioxide emissions by over 390 tonnes per aircraft per year.

"As a low-cost airline, Mango is continuously looking at ways to maximise the operating profitability of our fleet in order to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging environment. We are therefore both proud and excited to have Aviation Partners Boeing as our partner in this endeavour and eagerly await the realisation of the projected savings," added Marelize Labuschagne, acting CEO, Mango Airlines.

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