King Air, Citation Get Winglet Mods

Aviation International News » November 2006
November 6, 2006, 10:13 AM

BLR Aerospace of Everett, Wash., received an STC for winglets on the King Air 300. According to BLR, winglets increase cruise speed by five to eight knots, reduce fuel consumption by 3.5 percent and increase rate of climb by 300 fpm. Meanwhile, Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, is developing winglets for the Citation 500 and 560 series. The company says winglets will reduce drag, minimize turbulence and counteract wingtip vortices. STC is scheduled for the third quarter of next year. Sierra Industries is also working to bring the MaxViz EVS-1000 enhanced-vision system to the Citation 500 series.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X