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Tamarack to add Active Winglet to King Air Aircraft

Tamarack Aerospace announced it is currently testing the King Air Tamarack Performance SMARTWING, a new military and civilian version of the Active Winglet load alleviation technology. The SMARTWING modification could be available for civilian-use King Airs, while flight testing is being conducted on a King Air 200 series aircraft.The modification could provide improved capabilities for defense missions, including enhanced high/hot takeoff performance, extended loiter time, increased payload, and support for sustainable flight including noise reduction. The Performance SMARTWING modification is expected to replace the current King Air passive winglets, providing more capabilities and significantly lower fuel costs."Implementing new Tamarack sustainable technologies like the Performance SMARTWING into different aviation sectors is a positive step toward sustainability efforts," says Jacob Klinginsmith, President of Tamarack. "As we move toward our big carbon emission reduction goals, we need to be looking at technologies that are going to make a significant impact and can be applied now while providing impactful operational cost savings."The Tamarack Performance SMARTWING marks the second airframe variation modification produced by Tamarack in addition to the nearly 150 Cessna CitationJets currently modified with Tamarack's Active Winglet. The Cessna fleet exhibits up to 33% fuel savings with this sustainable aftermarket technology, plus various performance benefits also featured on the Performance SMARTWING.Tamarack's announcement of the new Performance SMARTWING is additionally significant for the larger aviation industry, demonstrating the interest of military, commercial, and business sectors for the mission benefits and sustainability support provided by Active Winglet and Performance SMARTWING carbon footprint reducing technology. This is crucial to meet the aviation industry's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The goal holds promise through the development of sustainable technologies like the Performance SMARTWING used in tandem with other sustainable options, such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs).
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