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October 2017

Aviation Partners Sets World Record – Without Winglets

Steve Hinton Jr. believes “Voodoo” can go even faster. Famous for its advanced-technology winglets, Aviation Partners, Inc. helped drive Steve Hinton Jr. and his highly modified P-51 Mustang to a new world record without them. “I came through the trap at 100 ft. and 560 mph,” says pilot Steve Hinton, showing the potential of the… Read more »

August 2017

API Blended Winglets ANAC Approved for Falcon 900 Series

More Than 450 Falcons Already Flying Blended Winglets São Paulo, Brazil. August 15, 2017 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) confirmed today that ANAC validation of its FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Blended Winglets on Falcon 900 series aircraft was received yesterday, on the eve of the LABACE Convention. API’s Winglets for the Falcon 900… Read more »

December 2016

MEBAA: Aviation Partners sees rising interest in winglet upgrades

Aviation Partners is enjoying increasing interest in its various winglet upgrades as it grows its in-service retrofit programs. It offers its Split Scimitar Winglet (SSW) retrofit for the Boeing BBJ along with its Blended Winglet retrofit for Dassault’s Falcon 900, 2000 and 50 families as well as the Hawker 800 series. “The last few months… Read more »

November 2016

Composite Morphing Wing Flap Shown at NBAA

Aviation Week’s Rupa Haria took the below video of a wing-morphing “flexfoil” demonstrator that winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) and joint-venture partner FlexSys (Ann Arbor, Mich.) displayed at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association show (Nov. 1-2, Orlando). The demo illustrates how the airfoil shape could change in flight to boost performance over… Read more »

November 2016

FlexSys and Aviation Partners Display Morphing Wing

This article was originally featured in Aviation Week  Winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (API) and joint-venture partner FlexSys are working with an undisclosed customer to retrofit an aircraft with the first commercial morphing wing. The potentially game-changing aerodynamic innovation has wide-ranging implications for performance-boosting retrofits of existing business jets or clean sheet designs, and made its first appearance… Read more »

April 2016

6 Billion Gallons of Jet Fuel Saved

Seattle, WA April 12, 2016 – Aviation Partners®, Inc. (API) in conjunction with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), API’s joint venture with The Boeing Company, announced that as of 7:45 pm PDT today its unique Blended Winglet™ Technology has saved the worlds commercial and business jet operators an estimated six billion gallons of jet fuel; representing… Read more »

November 2015

Aviation Partners FlexSys to Commercialize Wing Morphing Technology

Las Vegas, November 16, 2015… On the eve of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition two world leaders, one in advanced winglet technology and the other in shape-adaptive structures, announce they are entering into a joint venture. Seattle, Washington based Aviation Partners, Inc. is in the final stages of forming a JV with FlexSys,… Read more »

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