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Etihad opts for Sharklets

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 7, 2012
The first production Sharklet equipped A320. (Airbus)

Etihad Airways will equip future on A320s it has on order with Airbus’s new Sharklets in order to reduce fuel burn on the aircraft.

The Abu Dhabi based carrier has specified the 2.5m tall wingtip devices on 17 A320s which are being delivered from the third quarter of 2013.

“By growing our fleet with the modern, fuel efficient Sharklet-equipped A320, we’ll be able to reduce fuel burn which is central to our goal of growing profitability in the years ahead,” said Etihad CEO James Hogan.

Etihad already operates 17 A320 Family aircraft.

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