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East Coast Transformation Center to boost Tamarack installations
Tamarack has modified over one hundred Cessna CitationJets with its Active Winglets during the last five years. Unlike the passive winglet offerings on other platforms, Active Winglets automatically adjust to turbulence.

Tamarack Aerospace Group has introduced the Tamarack East Coast Transformation Center at Aiken Regional airport, South Carolina. This transformation centre will offer expert, factory-quality Active Winglet installations to clients in 10 days or less. The centre will be associated with aviation veteran Mike Laver's Carolina Turbine Support, which has brokered, serviced and ferried aircraft worldwide for decades. Laver also has a long history as a vendor for the US Air Force.

“We continue to grow with concrete plans for long-term expansion involving many different kinds of airframes, from business jets to commercial single aisle aircraft to military planes. The new East Coast Transformation Center's location and capabilities fit perfectly with our expansion plans,” comments Tamarack founder and CEO Nick Guida.

The new centre houses Tamarack's 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 COO 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,” explains 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 US 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 through 20 additional authorised service centres across the US, South America and Europe.

Tamarack has modified over one hundred Cessna CitationJets during the last five years. Unlike the passive winglet offerings on other platforms, which only offer about four per cent fuel savings, Active Winglets automatically adjust to turbulence, leveraging patented load alleviation and sustainability technology to reduce fuel usage up to 33 per cent. 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.

“We are excited to be at the right time and the right place to partner with Tamarack during this very exciting time, when aviation is focused on sustainability and safety,” shares Mike Laver of Carolina Turbine Support. “Tamarack's Active Winglets provide dramatic abilities to satisfy both needs at this crucial time when aviation is beginning its rebound from the horrible pandemic.”

As suggested, there are multiple upcoming announcements regarding the growth and implementation of Active Winglets. “Tamarack is a technology company; and the benefits available to the Citation lineup today are being developed for other airframes now,” concludes Klinginsmith. “We'll be making some announcements next year about the next models.”

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