Sierra Industries Offering Free Loaner Jets
Customers who bring their Cessna Citation to Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, for major maintenance or inspection events can now drop off their jet and fly home in a loaner airplane. Under Sierra’s Fly-Thru maintenance program, Citation operators will be supplied an equivalent airplane or Sierra’s Williams International-powered FJ44 Citation, providing an opportunity to see how the modified version flies. The mods are available for the Citation 500/501 and 550 series. With FJ44-2A engines, the Citation 500/501 delivers 25 percent better fuel efficiency. The FJ44-3A conversion on the Citation 550 adds 400 nm of range and improves speed, climb performance, max-fuel payload and fuel efficiency. Sierra also announced a program to help customers upgrade to a new 406-MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT). Although the FAA does not require the new ELTs, 121.5-MHz ELTs are no longer being monitored by global satellite systems. Sierra is offering a free 406-MHz ELT upgrade for customers who book a Phase 1 through 5 inspection.