ATLAS active winglets certified for Citation M2

Tamarack Aerospace Group gains EASA certification for their ATLAS Active Winglets for Citation M2, the company said.

Tamarack´s Active Winglet technology now certified for the Cessna Citation CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and M2. Tamarack Aerospace has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) approval from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) for its ATLAS Active Winglets on the Cessna Citation M2 light jet, the company said.

With the CJ, CJ1 and CJ1+ certified in December 2015, this brings the total number of Cessna models approved for Tamarack´s winglets up to four.

Using ATLAS the wing span of the M2 has been increased by 5.3 feet and when combined with Tamarack´s winglets, the effective aspect ratio is increased from 9.3 to over 12. The result is an improvement in performance, two to three times that of a traditional winglet installation.

The ATLAS Active Winglets on the M2 reduces block fuel burn by an estimated 10-12 percent. Range has been estimated to have increased by more than 100nm. The added stability of the winglets results in the plane dampening in seven cycles at FL410 eliminating a yaw damper inoperative limitation that currently exists on the M2. Additionally the ATLAS Active Winglets modification increases the MZFW by 400 lbs. and the WAT table (high/hot performance) by almost 1000 lbs.