Tue, Mar 13, 2007
Cessna, Winglet Technology Partner For Improved Economy
Aero-News learned Monday that Cessna and Winglet Technology, LLC
have agreed to collaborate on the latter's patented Elliptical
Winglet design for retrofit on the Citation X.
Elliptical Winglets, which are designed to increase range and
increase payload on high/hot departures, will be installed and
flown on a Cessna Citation X test aircraft this summer.
Cessna and Winglet Technology plan to announce details on the
expected performance benefits and planned availability later this
"We are looking forward to working with Cessna on what we
believe will be a significant performance enhancement for the
Citation X," noted Bob Kiser, President of Winglet Technology.
"As with any new technology, we look foremost at how it will
benefit the operator, so we are looking forward to working with
Winglet Technology on this project," said David Brant, Cessna
Senior Vice President, Product Engineering.
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's
largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes.
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