Tamarack Aerospace Group has added ACI Jet of San Louis Obispo, California to its network of authorised service centre partners. The MRO centres offer sales and service of the Tamarack Active Winglet System for the Citation Jet 525, 525A and 525B series in all eight variants.
This new authorised service centre joins 11 others in the United States, and seven in countries including Brazil, the Channel Islands, Sweden, Serbia and the UK. In addition to the now 19 authorised service centres, Tamarack has two transformation centres in Aiken, South Carolina and Oxford in the UK.
“Tamarack continues to grow, with concrete plans for long-term expansion involving many different kinds of airframes, from business jets to commercial single aisle aircraft, military planes and large freight carriers,” shares Tamarack founder and CEO Nick Guida. “Adding ACI Jet to our authorised service centre network fits perfectly with our plans, and we are thrilled to welcome it to the Tamarack family. We are a global operation, helping customers from the California coast to the UK, and we are just getting started.”
Headquartered on California's Central Coast, ACI Jet offers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance and avionics sales, installation and support, and its aviation ecosystem includes aircraft ground support services at its three full-service FBOs and aircraft management and charter services.
“It became apparent very quickly as we began exploring an expanded partnership with Tamarack Aerospace that its singular focus, its passion was customer experience,” notes ACI director of marketing John W. Tucker. “That's when we knew there was symmetry here, and that by becoming part of its support network we could not only reinforce that reputation, but expand upon it.”
ACI Jet senior VP David Jensen continues: “There's a word that we use in the shop almost daily: agility. Tamarack Aerospace has proven its agility in creating a groundbreaking product that significantly tips the scales in favour of sustainability, all while greatly reducing downtime for the aircraft owner and installation and operational costs. Owners can get equipped and get back to flying in record time, which is a goal we've upheld in our repair station from day one.”
Tamarack has modified over 140 Cessna CitationJets during the last five years, and both owners and operators alike are thrilled with its Active Winglet technology. The system provides multiple performance benefits, including smoother rides and the ability to reach altitude in under 30 minutes. In addition, Active Winglets allow aircraft to land at slower speeds for safer landings on shorter runways. Unlike the outdated passive winglet offerings on other platforms, which only offer about four per cent fuel savings, Active Winglets instantly and automatically adjust to turbulence, leveraging patented load alleviation and sustainability technology to reduce fuel usage up to 33 per cent.