5th October 2021

Prototyping TRINITAIR

Retrofit Winglet for a cleaner sky
made in Hamburg

Prototyping TRINITAIR – The first finger
Prototyping TRINITAIR – The first finger
Our winglet efficiency and function is based on it's three-fingered structure. This is the vacuumed form and drilling-template for the CFRP upper skin of the winglets first finger.
Hands on putting it together
Hands on putting it together
The template shows where exactly the drillings and screws have to be placed. Accuracy is key to archieve the maximum output.
The bones of the Wingtip
The bones of the Wingtip
A look inside the structure of the first finger.
Prototyping TRINITAIR
Prototyping TRINITAIR

5th Oct 2021

Prototyping TRINITAIR
Retrofit Winglet for a cleaner sky made in Hamburg

Make aircraft fly more efficiently – including those already in service: With this vision of our two founders of APC in mind, our engineers have spent the last five years developing the innovative TRINITAIR wingtip, intended to reduce induced drag during flight.
While designed specifically for the after-sales market future aircraft designs can as well benefit from this technology. TRINITAIR replaces easily existing winglets by simple retrofitting; herewith enabling aircraft already in service to reduce their fuel consumption.

With our partners CTC in Stade and the Varel-based company Deharde we have produced the individual parts for the first prototype of TRINITAIR and final assembly is the next step. The engineering flight tests will then be conducted on an Airbus A330 together with our airline partner Hifly.

Deharde has been involved in the project from an early stage: the Varel-based company was already incremental for the success in our wind tunnel tests .

We are proud to present a few insights into our current progress and be part of this exemplary cooperation of aerospace companies in the metropoliton area of Hamburg.

Flugzeuge effizienter fliegen lassen – auch solche, die bereits in Betrieb genommen sind:
Mit diesem Ziel der zwei Gründer der APC vor Augen, haben unsere Ingenieure in den letzten fünf Jahren das innovative Winglet „TRINITAIR" entwickelt, welches den induzierten Luftwiderstand während eines Fluges reduziert.
Speziell für den After-Sales-Markt konzipiert können auch zukünftige Flugzeugtypen von dieser neuen Technologie profitieren. TRINITAIR ersetzt problemlos vorhandene Flügelspitzen und ermöglicht somit auch schon in Betrieb genommenen Maschinen die Reduzierung ihres Treibstoffverbrauchs.

Mit unseren Partnern CTC in Stade und der Firma Deharde in Varel haben wir die Einzelteile für den ersten Prototypen von TRINITAIR produziert, die im nächsten Schritt final zusammengefügt werden. Die anschließenden Flugtest werden mit einem Airbus A330 unserer Partnerairline Hifly durchgeführt.

Deharde begleitet das Projekt seit früher Phase und war bereits maßgeblich bei den erfolgreichen Windkanaltests involviert. 

Wir sind stolz ein paar Einblick ein unseren derzeitigen Entwicklungsstand zu geben und Teil dieses Musterprojekts in der Zusammenarbeit von Luftfahrtunternehmen in der Metropolregion Hamburg.

News & Updates

We like to keep you updated on current developments and events.

Here you can find a selection of published articles. To give you a broad offer and idea about our project,
we also like to take care of providing links to articles in different languages.

If further information is required or you want to stay in the loop,
please feel free to contact us or follow us on our social media channels.

6th August 2021

Portugal's Hi Fly Supporting A330 Winglet Retrofit Effort

9th July 2021

Shaping the future of 

emission-reduced aviation

with innovative technologies

9th June 2021

Hamburger Ingenieure präsentieren neues


9th July 2021

The APC GmbH entwickelt Wingtip-Technologie als Beitrag zu emissionsärmerer Luftfahrt

29th June 2021

Innovative technologies
and eco-efficiency

29th June 2021

Innovative Technologien
und Öko-Effizienz

9th July 2021

The Aircraft Performance Company GmbH develops
new wingtip technology
to contribute to emission-reduced aviation

Shaping the future of emission-reduced aviation with innovative technologies

This is what the Hamburg-based company The Aircraft Performance Company GmbH (The APC) is working on. With their green new wingtip technology TRINITAIR, the fuel demand of aircraft can be reduced, thus saving large amounts of CO2. Thanks to the "Plug&Fly" concept, the new wingtips can be installed within one day. In keeping with the principle of conserving resources, existing aircraft do not have to be prematurely replaced or exchanged for greener aviation with the help of The APC GmbH.

The PROFI Umwelt project, which is supported by IFB Hamburg, is thus making an important contribution on the way to emission-reduced aviation.

The PROFI Umwelt Transfer program, which is funded by BUKEA, serves to develop innovative products, processes or services that contribute to climate and environmental protection. The focus is on resource and material efficiency and integration into the circular economy.

2nd June 2021

Neue Flügelspitze
für A330

2nd June 2021

Hi Fly A330 to perform flight test with radical three-blade wing-tip concept

31st May 2021

Hi Fly to trial innovative 3 pronged eco wingtip on its Airbus 330

31st May 2021

Reducing aircraft

carbon emissions

31st May 2021

New technology reduces aircraft carbon emissions

3rd May 2021

From Hamburg:
The Aircraft Performance Company develops green technologies for aviation

1st June 2021

AIRBUS A330 stuk
zuiniger door innovatieve nieuwe winglet

1st June 2021

Nuova Wingtip


1st June 2021

mit deutschem