United cuts wind drag with split scimitar wingtips

10/24/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

United Airlines is testing wingtips called split scimitars, which improve fuel efficiency by reducing wind drag on the aircraft wing, according to this article. "There are still some basic physics that we use to minimize the drag on the airplane, and that hasn’t changed over the years," said Robert D. Gregg, III, the chief aerodynamicist at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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