ORLANDO, Fla., - Ampaire and Tamarack Aerospace Group are partnering to develop aerodynamics upgrades for Ampaire’s hybrid electric aircraft fleet. Ampaire will have access to Tamarack’s SMARTWING winglets on all alternative energy variants of the Cessna Caravan 208, de Havilland Twin Otter, and Beechcraft King Air, Michael Wildes reports for Flying. Continue reading original article.
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25 October 2022 - Joint development work has already commenced, with analysis validating synergies between Tamarack’s Performance SMARTWING sustainability supporting load alleviation technology and Ampaire’s hybrid electric propulsion technology. Tamarack’s game-changing upgrade that dramatically increases fuel efficiency and range, smooths flight, and improves the ability to take off and land on shorter runways regardless of high/hot conditions and payload will offer customers the option of further enhancing performance and operating cost savings on Ampaire’s hybrid electric Eco Caravan, Eco Otter, and Eco King Air. Tamarack Performance SMARTWING is also compatible with conventional versions of the 208, Twin Otter, and King Air, as well as Cessna CitationJets.
“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,” said Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker. Tamarack’s CEO Nick Guida agreed, stating, “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.”
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor