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Boeing has announced the addition of split scimitar winglets as a standard feature of its new Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).

The split scimitar winglets are designed and developed by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), a joint venture of Aviation Partners (API) and Boeing. It will also be available for retrofit on in-service BBJs by API.

The new winglet replaces the existing one and adds a scimitar tip and downward strake.

Boeing Business Jets president David Longridge said: "We are very excited to offer the Split Scimitar Winglet for our current BBJ family.

"It is another example of our dedication to continuous improvement for the BBJ family, and we think our customers will enjoy the increased performance and design."

With the split scimitar winglet, the BBJ family aircraft will be able to cover around 2.2% additional range on a 6,000 nautical mile mission.

"With the split scimitar winglet, the BBJ family aircraft will be able to cover around 2.2% additional range on a 6,000 nautical mile mission."

Boeing is showcasing the first in-service BBJ with split scimitar winglets at the ongoing European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) event in Geneva, Switzerland.

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In a separate statement, Boeing said it received orders for two for BBJ aircraft.

"We are pleased to have such a strong start to 2015, and we know that these two customers will love their airplanes and all the capability and flexibility they provide," Longridge added.

The company has recently put BBJ 747-8 into service, and delivered the first BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner to a completion centre, to install custom interiors.

Boeing Business Jets offers various ultra-large-cabin, long-range aircraft designed for private jet segment, including the BBJ and BBJ MAX family, as well as the BBJ 787, 777, and 747-8.


Image: The split scimitar winglet adds a scimitar tip and downward strake to the BBJ. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.