Active Winglets Upgrade for Citations Now Available at
Soracaba Airport Near São Paulo, Brazil
Tamarack Aerospace Group announced today that it has approved Construtora Nacional de Aviões Ltda (CONAL) as an authorized installer of its ATLAS ® Active Winglets for the Cessna Citation business jet line.
Brian Cox, President of Tamarack Aerospace, said “CONAL has been a preferred maintainer of business aircraft since 1962 and we are excited that customers in Brazil can now bring their aircraft to this world-class facility for their Active Winglet upgrade. Due to the broad range of aircraft services that CONAL offers, including avionics, paint, interior or required inspections, customers can accomplish an Active Winglet upgrade for their CitationJet at the same time that they are performing an engine overhaul or a flight deck upgrade, which minimizes overall installation downtime.”
Patrick Negrão, Director of Sales for CONAL, said “We’re excited to now be an authorized installer for Tamarack’s Active Winglets. It’s a high-quality product that is far easier to install than traditional passive winglets because there is no structural reinforcement required in the wing. That significantly reduces the duration and complexity of the installation. We have many CitationJet customers looking to increase the beauty and performance of their jets, and we look forward to demonstrating this product to them.”
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 Brazil, DGAC Mexico 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 typically see with an Active Winglet equipped aircraft are:
- Maximum Zero Fuel Weight increase.
- Reduced time to climb to cruise altitude.
- Significant increase in range at slightly reduced speeds
- Enhanced climb gradient and OEI performance.
- Improved hot/high performance.
- Ride smoothing and stability.
- Upgraded LED navigation & anti-collision lighting.
- Ramp appeal and aircraft resale value.
About Tamarack Aerospace Group
Idaho-based Tamarack Aerospace Group invented and patented the revolutionary ATLAS ® Active Winglet system. The Active Winglet system is comprised of a wing tip extension, a highly tuned winglet, wing loading sensors and a moveable load alleviation surface. The fully autonomous, fail-passive, load alleviation system counteracts gust or maneuver induced wing loading. Tamarack’s certified Active Winglets for Cessna CitationJet C525, C525A and C525B provide greater efficiency, without the weight penalty of structural reinforcement required by passive winglets, and typically provide better fuel economy, performance gains and increased asset value.
CONAL, founded in 1962, is one of Brazil’s leading aeronautical maintenance providers. Located in Sorocaba, just 90 km from São Paulo, CONAL offers a full range of MRO services at its 250,000 sq. ft facility including inspections, engines, paint, interior, avionics and aftermarket upgrades.