The new Center houses the Tamarack East Coast Regional Sales Manager and a small team of qualified transformation specialists. “We are planning to be able to install three Active Winglet kits per month at all locations,” says Tamarack Chief Operations Officer, Danny Hiner.
Quick installation turnaround is a key factor in upgrading current Citation aircraft to become a sustainable fleet. “Installation of Active Winglets is much less intrusive than a traditional winglet, which reduces the overall effort required to install them,” says President Jacob Klinginsmith. “Our installations take less than two weeks, with as little as one week of down time.”
The new East Coast Transformation Center is intended to provide accessible factory installation of Active Winglets to the eastern United States and South America. These services are already offered at the Tamarack West Coast Transformation Center in Sandpoint, Idaho and the Tamarack European Transformation Centre in Oxford, England. Tamarack also offers Active Winglet service via more than twenty Authorized Service Centers across the US, South America, and Europe.
Tamarack has modified over one hundred Cessna CitationJets during the last five years. Both owners and operators alike are thrilled with Active Winglet technology. Unlike the outdated passive winglet offerings on other platforms, which only offer about 4% fuel savings, Active Winglets instantly and automatically adjust to turbulence, leveraging patented load alleviation and sustainability technology to reduce fuel usage up to 33%. In addition, the system provides smoother rides with safe landings on shorter runways, as Active Winglet modified aircraft reach altitude in under 30 minutes and land at slower speeds.