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Ryanair Reduces Its Carbon Emissions

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Reduces Its Carbon Emissions

Ryanair has announced that it has installed split scimitar winglets to the first of more than 400 of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after a $175 million agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB).


According to a statement published on, this modification will enhance the fuel efficiency of aircraft by as much as 1.5%, decreasing Ryanair's yearly consumption of fuel consumption by 65 million litres and its carbon emissions by 165,000 tonnes.


The statement published on quoted Ryanair director of sustainability Thomas Fowler as saying, "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."

The statement published on quoted APB chief commercial officer Patrick LaMoria as saying, "Having the operator of the world's largest fleet of 737-800 next generation aircraft install split scimitar winglets is the ultimate endorsement of APB and its products. We are both humbled and honoured to continue to support Ryanair in their ambitious sustainability initiatives."

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