Tamarack Aerospace is planning to offer its Atlas Active Winglets for the Embraer Phenom 100, jetAviva chairman and CEO Cyrus Sigari told attendees yesterday at the Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami. JetAviva was named an authorized sales representative for Tamarack in October, though he termed the relationship between the two companies as more of a partnership.
According to Sigari, the active winglets will greatly expand the capability of the light jet, specifically improving the Phenom 100's hot-and-high performance, as well as adding to its 1,178-nm range. “Tamarack’s winglets will allow the Phenom 100 to carry more passengers, payload and fuel from airports such as Aspen, where it is currently load limited on takeoff due to the hot-and-high conditions there,” he said. Sigari wasn’t able to provide a timeline on when the Tamarack winglets would be certified on the twinjet.
The winglets, which Tamarack said can provide a 20 percent improvement in fuel burn and range, use a built-in load alleviation device, along with a wing extension and winglet to improve aerodynamic efficiency. Its winglets have received EASA and FAA STC approval for the Cessna Citation CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and M2. Approvals for the CJ3/CJ3+ are expected to follow late in the first quarter, followed by that for the CJ2/CJ2+ a few months later. The company is also working on winglets for the Citation Mustang.