airberlin’s first A320 with sharklets

© Airbus S.A.S 2013 Photo by C. BrinkmannA number of airlines have taken delivery of new Airbus A320s in the past couple of weeks with sharklet wingtips fitted, including Lufthansa, Monarch, and Vueling. Today, airberlin took delivery of their first example.

OE-LER is painted in the colours of airberlin’s Niki brand, and will fly from Austria.

Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices, measuring 2,4 metres and replacing the A320’s current wing tip fence. They improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by up to four per cent.

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