Tamarack Aerospace Group installed its Active Winglets on an in-production Cessna Citation business jet and hopes to eventually get them on at least one Citation production line.
The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company last week had its Active Winglets installed on a Citation M2 at the Cessna Service Center in Wichita – a first for the company whose winglets have been installed as an aftermarket product on Citation CJ, CJ1 and CJ1+. Those are jets no longer produced by Textron Aviation Cessna.
“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,” Tamarack chief operating officer Brian Cox said in a news release on Monday.
The company says its winglets reduce fuel burn on the M2 between 10 and 12 percent and increases maximum zero fuel weight by 400 pounds, among other performance improvements.