SEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners, Inc. and Aviation Partners Boeing announced today that as of February 9, 2011 at 4:47AM P.S.T. their unique Blended Winglet* Technology has saved the world's airlines and private jet operators 2.5 Billion gallons of jet fuel, or about 5 Billion U.S. dollars. This represents a global reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 26 Million tons. Aviation Partners Winglet Technology is now flying on more than 4,000 airplanes and 21 different models.
Joe Clark, Chairman and CEO of Aviation Partners, and John Reimers, CEO of Aviation Partners Boeing, both agreed the fuel savings are significant and this number will climb exponentially to more than 7 Billion gallons within the next five years.
Clark said, "We are very proud of this achievement and excited that we are ahead of the curve in energy conservation." This technology is being delivered to the world's airlines and private jet operators at a rate of over 500 aircraft per year.
What's unique about Aviation Partners Blended Winglet Technology is not only available for existing airplanes but new production as well. Aviation Partners Boeing has retrofitted roughly two thousand in-service airplanes to make them more efficient in today's environment.
We are doing our part in a changing world.
Seattle, Washington based Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) is the world leader in advanced Blended Winglet Technology. Aviation Partners Boeing is a joint venture between Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company. For more information go to www.aviationpartners.com or www.aviationpartnersboeing.com.
* patent #5348253
SOURCE Aviation Partners, Inc.