News and Insights
“I want to thank the Tamarack Aerospace Group for the opportunity to fly its CJ, equipped with your Active Winglet technology. Without question they exceeded my expectations - which were already high based on your reported data. I would expect Cessna to incorporate your winglets on their entire fleet as quickly as it can be done.”
—- John Hammill, N300BV,
“As a professional pilot, I must say that the TAG’s winglet-equipped CJ was impressive from takeoff at MTOW, to touchdown. The noticeably improved climb performance experienced through the flight levels is a testament to the success and effectiveness of Tamarack’s winglet technology. Fuel consumption to top of climb (TOC) at FL410 was only 560 lbs (82 gallons) and just under 35 minutes…”
—- Jason Herman, Professional Pilot,
“To be honest I was never a fan of winglets installed on any Citation including the Citation X. From my experience they just didn’t seem to provide much of an advantage for the expense but that scepticism changed one morning in September.”
—- Kirby Ortega, Yingling Aviation - Chief Pilot,
Harry Hedaya reports on his Active Winglet equipped CJ525 flight to FL410 - “in under 30 minutes (inclusive of a brief hold at 12,000 for ATC), and to my surprise used under 500 pounds of fuel.”
—-Harry Hedaya, CJP member,525S – ATP, Total Citation Time: 570
“I have been excited about Tamarack’s Active Winglets since I first heard about them several years ago. So getting to fly an aircraft with them installed was a real thrill.” - Gene Tucker, LOFT Flight Instructor
During a recent trip from Paris to Valencia, a Tamarack Active Winglet equipped Cessna 525 crosses the Pyrenees.
The first-ever European customer installation of Tamarack’s ATLAS™ Active Winglet system concluded on April 29. The installation on a Cessna Citation CJ aircraft HB-VPF, operated by private hire company JetPingu, took place at Textron Aviation’s Service Center in Zurich, and took approximately 400 man hours to install.
Making a wing more efficient with a winglet comes from more evenly distributing the aerodynamic loading on the wing to reduce drag; but this always introduces more bending load in the wing. In other words, the greater the benefit provided by the winglet design, the more wing load is increased.