TAMARACK AEROSPACE COMPLETES FIRST LOPRESTI HID LIGHTING UPGRADE ON CESSNA CITATIONJET
Active Winglets Upgrade for Citations Now Features High-Intensity
Landing and Taxi Light Option
Sandpoint, Idaho, July 14th, 2018
Tamarack Aerospace Group announced today that it has completed its first customer installation of LoPresti Aviation’s High-Intensity Discharge (HID) BoomBeam lighting system on a customer CitationJet which was also receiving its Active Winglet upgrade. Tamarack now offers the enhanced LoPresti landing and taxi light kits as an option when it is modifying CitationJets at its Sandpoint, ID factory.
Brian Cox, President of Tamarack Aerospace, said “It’s exciting that we’ve partnered with LoPresti to offer this additional enhancement to the aircraft. Our ATLAS® Active Winglet kit features new LED anti-collision and navigation lighting, but we always felt that the aircraft would additionally benefit from replacement of the landing and taxi lights. This new kit from LoPresti is simple to install, doesn’t add time to the ATLAS upgrade, and the difference in performance of the lighting is literally like night and day.”
David LoPresti, Vice-President of LoPresti Aviation, added “We’ve admired the quality, looks and performance of the Active Winglet-equipped CitationJets that we’ve seen and felt that our HID BoomBeams would be a perfect complement to the ATLAS upgrade. Tamarack has been great to work with on this project and we look forward to more opportunities with them on future aircraft modifications.”
LoPresti Aviation’s specialty is engineering and manufacture of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems. Each kit carries a supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Part Manufacturing Approval (PMA) covering over 300 aircraft models. LoPresti delivers complete upgrade systems to replace older technology, including incandescent lamps and poorly performing LED lights.
The operational benefits that owners will see with BoomBeam equipped aircraft are:
- 3 - 15 times more light, optimized specifically for each model aircraft.
- Increased safety: see and be seen.
- Reduced electrical load and heat generated.
- Decreased AOG time for lighting issues, no filament to break.
- 5 year/ 5,000hr warranty, proven system based on time-tested experience.
- Closer color temperature to natural daylight.
Tamarack Active Winglets are the only aerodynamic technology on the market today that can reduce time to climb and fuel burn, while increasing range and aircraft stability, without any structural reinforcement, yielding significant time and cost savings. Tamarack Active Winglets are approved via EASA, FAA, ANAC and Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation on the Cessna CJ, CJ1, CJ1+, M2, CJ2, CJ2+, CJ3 and CJ3+ business jets.
The operational benefits that owners will see with an Active Winglet equipped aircraft are:
- Increased range.
- Maximum Zero Fuel Weight increase.
- Reduced time to climb to cruise altitude.
- Increased climb gradients.
- Improved single-engine climb performance.
- Ride smoothing and stability.
- Upgraded LED navigation & anti-collision lighting.
- Optional upgrade to LoPresti BoomBeam HID landing and taxi lights.
About Tamarack Aerospace:
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 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 maneuver wing loading events and eliminates the heavy wing reinforcement and structural additions required by all passive winglets.
About LoPresti Aviation
LoPresti Aviation holds PMA and STCS for many drag reducing, efficiency increasing modifications. LoPresti also manufactures PMA replacement parts and holds approximately 400+ STCs for aircraft landing and taxi light installations. LoPresti also provides engineering design services to aircraft manufacturers to solve problems or to improve their products.
Tamarack Aerospace will be exhibiting at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in Hall 2 Pavilion 2186.