Tamarack® receives FAA PMA Approval
Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Significant Milestone
(Sandpoint, Idaho, January 24th, 2017) - Tamarack® Aerospace Group, Inc. announced today that it received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its Active Winglet system for the Cessna CJ business jet. The FAA PMA follows the FAA STC validation granted December, 2016.
Tamarack recently received approval for the installation of its Active Winglets on the Cessna CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ & M2 in the US and all of Europe.
The FAA PMA states that Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc. has established the quality system required by statute at its production facility, and has therefore been granted the authority to begin production of the Active Winglet modification for the Cessna 525 and its variants.
The PMA granted to Tamarack Aerospace means a reduction of about a month in the time between the completion of an Active Winglet kit, and the time it can be installed on an aircraft. The PMA also eliminates the need for kits being shipped to Europe for inspection before installation.
Danny Hiner, Tamarack production manager said, “The impact of the FAA granting us Parts Manufacturer Authority will be immediate and significant. Where once we needed to ship completed Active Winglet kits to Europe for certification before they could be installed, we are now allowed by the FAA to perform that task ourselves.”
Customers installing Tamarack Aerospace Active Winglets will enjoy fuel savings, a range increase, higher initial altitudes, faster climbs, a 400lb MZFW increase, 12-15% higher single engine climb gradients, better high-hot performance and a significant stability increase.
Inquiries regarding Active Winglets can be made via the Tamarack website, tamarackaero.com or by calling Tamarack directly +22.214.171.12400.
Tamarack® Aerospace Group, Inc.
Idaho based Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc. invented and patented the revolutionary Active Winglet system. Tamarack’s certified Active Winglets are three to four times more efficient than passive (traditional) winglets. The Active Winglet system typically provides a 12-18% reduction in fuel burn, performance gains and increased asset value. The Active Winglet system is comprised of a wing tip extension, a highly tuned winglet, and load alleviation technology. The load alleviation system counteracts gust or maneuvre wing loading events and eliminates the heavy wing reinforcement and structural additions required by all passive winglets.
In 2013, Tamarack set an unofficial world record by flying 1853nm (26 kt tailwind) in an Active Winglet equipped Cessna CJ. In 2016 Tamarack flew a CJ3 2037 nm (25 kt tailwind) at MMO, landing with 1130 lbs. of fuel on-board
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