Ampaire and Tamarack sign MOU to develop winglets #NBAA
Ampaire and Tamarack Aerospace Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop winglets for Ampaire’s hybrid-electric aircraft.
This MOU includes access to Tamarack’s performance winglets on all of Ampaire’s 08 Caravans, Twin Otters, and King Airs. Joint development work has already commenced.
Tamarack is in active talks with the first three pre-sales purchasers of two King Air airframes. Orders involve a King Air 200 and 350 upgrades with winglet technology.
Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker said: “Tamarack’s technology is a great match with Ampaire’s hybrid propulsion system, as both work synergistically to upgrade the performance and economics of the proven aircraft operated by our customers.”
Tamarack’s founder and CEO, Nick Guida said: “Tamarack’s Performance SmartWing technology has demonstrated substantial aerodynamic improvements on multiple platforms including 160 upgraded CitationJets, and our goal aligns closely with Ampaire’s to make every aircraft more efficient and sustainable.”
Guida is hopeful that a growing King Air fleet will also be a door opener for single aisle and transport upgrades. “There are currently approximately 2-thousand King Air 200’s and a similar number of King Air 350’s in operation today on missions for private business and in the military. Based on interest, we know there is a robust sales universe waiting for our Performance SmartWing upgrade.”
Tamarack has their King Air 350 with the SmartWing upgrade installed on exhibit in the NBAA static display, location 308.