Monday, February 27, 2017

First Citation M2 Fitted with Tamarack Active Winglets

The first installation of Tamarack Aerospace's active winglets on a Cessna Citation M2 recently took place at the Textron Aviation Service Center in Wichita, Tamarack Aerospace announced today. This expands the Sandpoint, Idaho-based company’s FAA and EASA STCs for the winglets to include all non-stretched derivatives of the CitationJet, including the CJ1 and CJ1+.

The company's active winglets have an integrated load alleviation system that eliminates the need for structural reinforcement. They also increase the aspect ratio of the M2’s wing from around nine to more than 12, which translates to a 10 percent to 12 percent reduction in fuel burn, a 400-pound max zero fuel weight increase, more than 600-pound hot-and-high performance boost and the removal of a yaw damper “INOP” limitation.

“We are very excited about the first installation of the active winglets on an M2. This is also the first install on an aircraft that is still in production,” said Tamarack COO Brian Cox. “Now that we have FAA certification and our parts manufacturing approval [PMA], we are working closely with Cessna to add active winglets directly onto the production line.”

(Chad Trautvetter - AINOnline News)

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