Hawaiian Airlines plans to install SwiftBroadband from Inmarsat on its fleet of Boeing 767-300s. "We fly mostly oceanic routes so VHF is of limited use and satellite communications will help us achieve real-time data far more effectively than before," said Ken Rewick, vice president of flight operations at the carrier. Hawaiian is the first U.S. commercial airline to use the service.
Following orders this week from Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines, Aviation Partners Boeing says its blended winglet for 767 aircraft is the company's fastest-selling model to date. APB says the 140 airlines using winglets on 737 and 757 aircraft already have saved some 1.2 billion gallons of fuel and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 11.5 million tons.