Pictured from left to right in the photo are Cessna Senior VP Customer Service Joe Hepburn, Bob Kiser, President and CEO of Winglet Techology, Dave Anderson, Vice President and Jody McLean, Executive Assistant from Anderson Air.
Wichita, KS (October 22, 2013) — Wichita, Kansas-based Winglet Technology, LLC announced today that Anderson Air, LTD, has agreed to purchase Winglet Technology’s Elliptical Winglet upgrade for their fleet of Cessna Citation Sovereign business jets. Vancouver, Canada based Anderson Air, Ltd. an executive charter and aircraft management service provider currently operate three (3) Cessna Citation Sovereign business jets as a part of their charter operation. Dave Anderson, Vice President and Jody McLean, Executive Assistant representing Anderson Air along with Joe Hepburn, Senior V.P. Customer Service, Cessna Aircraft Company and Bob Kiser, President, Winglet Technology, LLC were present for the announcement.
Winglet Technology announced this week that it completed the first flight of a Cessna Citation Sovereign business jet equipped with its patented Elliptical Winglets on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Winglet Technology and the Cessna Service Center network announced plans to upgrade existing Cessna Citation Sovereign business jets with Elliptical Winglets this week at the 2013 NBAA convention. In addition to the Elliptical Winglets, the upgrade will include a 350 gross weight increase.
“We are very pleased to have Anderson Air as our first Sovereign customer. The Sovereign Elliptical Winglet and gross weight increase will provide Sovereign customers with even more operational flexibility and capability.” said Bob Kiser, President and Managing Member of Winglet Technology, LLC.
Winglet Technology expects the upgrade to provide higher weight / altitude/temperature (WAT) limits allowing more flexibility when operating from high / hot airports, improved climb performance that allows higher initial cruise altitudes, higher maximum cruise speeds at high altitudes, and longer range for a given payload throughout the operating envelope. The Elliptical Winglets will increase the Sovereign’s wingspan from 63 feet 4 inches to 69 feet 4 inches. The 350 lb gross weight increase from MTOW from 30,300 pounds to 30,650 pounds
Founded in 2001, Winglet Technology, LLC and has received U.S., European, and Canadian approval for its unique Elliptical Winglet design. The firm is located at 8200 East 34th Street North, Suite 1410 in Wichita, Kansas, 67226. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.winglet-technology.com, or call +1 316 524 9300 visit Booth C12043 at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting & Convention in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, October 22-24.