Ryanair to reduce emissions by installing Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing 737-800s

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Following a $175m agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), Ryanair monday installed Split Scimitar Winglets to the first of over 400 of its Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. This modification will improve aircraft fuel efficiency by up to 1.5%, reducing Ryanair’s annual fuel consumption by 65 million litres and carbon emissions by 165,000 tonnes.

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As Ryanair grows to carry 225m passengers by FY26, this initiative will further the airline’s target of net-zero by 2050.

“As Europe’s most environmentally efficient major airline, we are leading the way in sustainable aviation as demonstrated by this investment in our fleet. This winglet technology will help us reach our ambitious environmental targets on our pathway to net zero emissions by 2050. We are impressed with APB’s innovative winglet designs and look forward to having them installed on not just this first aircraft but on over 400 of our aircraft to further reduce our emissions,” Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, Thomas Fowler said.