JFK: January 3rd 2014

So what do you do after a blizzard and its 17 Degrees out?  Of course you go spotting. Here's a tip for you spotters out there. After a nice snow fall the light should be great as the sun bounces off the snow and illuminates the bottom of the aircraft.


jetblue sharklets take to the sky

Earlier this morning jetblue(n821jb) Blue Yorker took to the skies off the coast of Long Island to test test out the newly retrofitted Sharklets. Pictured below returning assumed on a successful first flight.


jetblue goes to the sharklets

     Today jetblue airways introduced its first Airbus A320 aircraft to be fitted with Sharklet technology. At an event at John F. Kennedy Airport the airline celebrated becoming the first North Ametican carrier to operate a Sharklet equipped aircraft. jetblue also becomes the first airline in the world to install the Sharklets as a retrofit.

     jetblue expects to retrofit five aircraft in 2013 while also taking delivery of seven brand new aircraft which will already have the Sharklets installed from the production line. The Sharklets should produce better fuel efficiency and the airline hopes to get up to a three percent less fuel burn on long haul flights.  jetblue expects to save $350,000 per aircraft per year and $45 million per year fleet wide.

     Complete retrofit of Sharlet technology on jetblue's entire fleet is not expected to be completed until 2016 or 2017