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Tamarack customers pleased with installations
Tamarack SmartWings enable slower and more stable landing approaches even on shorter runways, and have more fuel reserves at landing to allow pilot's added safety-focused choices and reduce stress on the aircraft.
Installations are underway at a number of locations including Tamarack's Sandpoint, Idaho headquarters.

Tamarack Aerospace Group is currently working on four Cessna CitationJets at once, installing its patented performance SmartWing active winglet load-alleviating technology. The installations are being performed at numerous locations, including at Tamarack's headquarters in Sandpoint, Idaho; Carolina Turbine Support, an Air1st Aviation Company in Aiken, South Carolina; Prince Aviation in Belgrade, Serbia; and Banyan Aviation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

New sales numbers for repeat customers are on the rise. Customers are attracted to the exceptional sustainable and cost-savings SmartWing benefits for the CitationJet models that can realise up to 33 per cent fuel use reduction and range increase under optimum conditions, plus other safety advantages.

Tamarack's sales director Eric Cunningham says the four new simultaneous installations are an indication of customer trust and the growing Tamarack CitationJet fleet of more than 190 installed aircraft, which represents approximately one-tenth of all CitationJets flying.

“We can install our SmartWing technology on a CitationJet in less than a week, and that efficiency is helping a lot with increased new customer and repeat customer demand,” he says.

Tamarack chief operations officer Danny Hiner is seeing a marked increase in installations internationally, the latest in Serbia and Germany. But in response to this, Tamarack has grown its support network to include four transformation centres for installations and 20 service centres.

“Tamarack installations are very efficient,” Hiner explains. “We are able to work with multiple organisations in multiple cities, countries and continents and form great relationships over the years. We carefully vet each of the organisations we have partnered with, getting to know each of our counterparts in their respective positions and then sharing, educating and face-to-face training on everything we have learned. Building these relationships allows our partners to trust that they can pick up the phone, schedule a Teams call, share photos or messages via text or email no matter what time of day or time zone we are each in and get any help they need almost immediately. These people are more than just organisational business associates; they are trusted partners and friends who believe in Tamarack and treat our customers like we do. Our customers benefit, and many keep coming back for installations on their next aircraft.”

Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Karl of Karl Aviation, based in Munich, Germany has Tamarack SmartWing upgrades installed on three CitationJets in his Part 91 fleet and is actively in the market for more aircraft to buy and upgrade. He operates a CJ, CJ1 and CJ3. He mostly flies in Europe and internationally but also in the US. While Karl's upgraded CJs can experience double-digit fuel savings and range increases, along with the other SmartWing benefits, he is really excited about the outstanding safety results.

“We fly trips to Italy, and the ability to get higher quicker with the Tamarack upgrade going over the Alps and handling shorter runways are very big safety advantages,” says Karl. “The structure stress reduction and smoother ride are so important too.”

In addition to fuel savings and range increases, an aircraft with Tamarack upgrades can climb higher faster, experience smoother flight, enjoy the capability for slower and more stable landing approaches even on shorter runways, have more fuel reserves at landing to allow pilot's added safety-focused choices and reduce stress on the aircraft through load alleviating and increased aspect ratio technology.

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