SANDPOINT, Idaho – December 2, 2020 – Today, Tamarack® Aerospace Group announced the addition of the Tamarack East Coast Transformation Center at Aiken Regional Airport (KAIK), South Carolina. This Transformation Center will offer expert, factory-quality Active Winglet installations to clients in a speedy 10 days or less. The Center 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 U.S. Air Force.
"Tamarack continues to grow with concrete plans for long-term expansion involving many different kinds of airframes, from business jets, to commerical single aisle aircraft, to military planes. The new East Coast Transformation Center’s location and capabilities fit perfectly with our expansion plans,” according to Tamarack’s Founder and CEO Nick Guida.
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 through twenty additonal 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 Unlike the outdated passive winglet offerings on other platforms, which only offer about 4% fuel savings, Active Winglets instantly and automatically adjust to turbulence,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.
“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 it’s 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,” says President Jacob Klinginsmith. “We’ll be making some announcements next year about the next models.”
About Tamarack Aerospace
Tamarack Aerospace Group has revolutionized aftermarket winglets with its ATLAS® Active Winglet technology. Until now, winglets have typically only delivered marginal performance benefits, with all traditional winglets facing the same dilemma: the increase in load requires structural reinforcement of the wing, increasing the aircraft’s weight and thus decreasing the winglets’ benefits. Tamarack has solved this ‘winglet conundrum’ using load alleviation. The ground-breaking ATLAS® technology also enables a wing extension, which, when combined with Tamarack’s powerful winglets, is truly transformative to the airframe.
ATLAS® Active Winglets typically deliver the following benefits: double-digit fuel savings, payload increase, significant range increase, outstanding climb performance, ride smoothing, increased structural life, and increased safety and stability. Structural reinforcement is not required, making Active Winglets lightweight, quick, and easy to install. Follow Tamarack on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.