Tamarack Aerospace has received EASA, FAA and ANAC approval of a new Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) for aircraft equipped with its Atlas Active Winglets on the Cessna C525 series which includes the CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and M2 business aircraft.
The new approved AFMS and maintenance manual outlines the operational benefits that owners will see with an Active Winglet equipped aircraft.
- Maximum Zero Fuel Weight increase of 400 lb
- Increased climb gradient of 8-15%, depending on the segment
- On average, a 600 lb higher maximum takeoff weight across the WAT (Hot/High) tables
- Steep Approach capability is approved for aircraft holding that STC
- Wing fatigue life is now the same as an unmodified OEM aircraft
- Maintenance of key ATLAS components is now “on condition”
- No altitude restriction for an inoperative yaw damper, as found on the unmodified M2.
“Regulatory approval of this new performance data proves what our existing owners have known since their installs.” said Nick Guida, Founder and CEO of Tamarack Aerospace. “Active Winglets on the C525 dramatically enhance the performance of the aircraft. With ATLAS you can climb faster, fly farther and burn less fuel.”
Justin Ryan, President of Tamarack Aerospace, added, “This approved AFMS will now also allow commercial CJ operators to get the full benefits of their Active Winglets on a day-to-day operational basis, and additionally will be supplemented by cruise performance tables which clearly show the performance advantages of an Active Winglet equipped CJ.
“We are working with the major flight planning vendors to get this data into their flight planning tools.”
Certifications pending on the CJ2/CJ2+ and CJ3/3+ are projected for early next year.