Tamarack Aerospace Group President Calls for Aviation Industry Unity

Aug. 17, 2021
Without immediate industry cooperation, Jacob Klinginsmith warns aviation will not reach world sustainability goals.

Jacob Klinginsmith, president of Tamarack Aerospace Group, was among the first industry leaders to warn that aviation would not reach world sustainability goals without immediate industry cooperation. He noted this in his remarks at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Pre-Stocktaking Sustainability Webinar. Aviation representatives at the stocktaking event agreed with Klinginsmith and discussed current and upcoming technologies to aid in reducing fossil fuel usage and noise pollution. Klinginsmith and Tamarack were chosen by ICAO to represent new technology designed to reduce aviation’s impact on the current climate crises. During the webinar, he discussed the dramatic sustainability supporting capabilities of Tamarack’s Active Winglet technology.

Tamarack Aerospace Group has just been added to ICAO’s leading Sustainability Coalition and is expected to continue informing the aviation industry about ongoing Active Winglet technology. Much of the basis for Klinginsmith’s remarks can be seen as part of Tamarack’s comments to the U.S. Congress and in Tamarack’s sustainability white paper.

“It is so important that we work together as a national and international industry, aggressively using any and all available current technologies to address the climate crises,” stated Klinginsmith. “We cannot afford, as an industry and a planet, to wait any longer to begin development and actual large-scale implementation of carbon emission reduction.”

Klinginsmith discussed the implementation of Active Winglet technology in the international fleet with sustainability benefits, including significant aircraft fuel usage reduction almost 10 times the benefit realized by other traditional winglet technology available today. This approach to carbon emission reduction includes participation from all sects of the aviation industry with a synthesis of solutions (like sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), including hydrogen and biofuels) combined with electric propulsion and other technologies.

“Retrofitting Active Winglets is a good way to break the ice of real-life carbon emission reduction to ultimately reach carbon neutrality - and when combined with other sustainability supporting options, we can synthesize and strengthen our approach to sustainability to obtain actual large-scale results,” stated Klinginsmith.

The Pre-Stocktaking Sustainability Webinar was a prelude to the ICAO Stocktaking Seminar beginning on Aug. 31, which will also feature current and future carbon emission reduction solutions in the aviation industry. Klinginsmith’ s presentation is available to stream online through the ICAO website.