Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Air NZ Pimp Their Wakas

The Boy Racer fraternity in New Zealand must have been drooling in envy when it was announced that Air New Zealand has added aftermarket spoilers to their fleet of 767 aircraft.

Apparently the 3.4 metre high "blended winglets" integrated into the end of the wings of the aged aircraft will reduce drag, increase lift and fuel efficiency. It seems incredible that technology developed by NASA in the late 60's and widely used on other aircraft wasn't used before. But hey, we think they look fantastic and hopefully the clip ons will add some life to the old warhorses.

Look out for copycat blended winglets added to numerous Subarus and Hondas driven by pimpled teenages sometime soon!

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