The Citation X is the world’s fastest business aircraft. It is a very popular model and is flown around the world. When a Citation X owner needs an additional 200 or 300 miles of range to reach more non-stop destinations, a winglet upgrade is the most practical option.
Business aircraft owners who routinely require a fuel stop or are limited by hot day / high elevation departure limitations will benefit greatly from the installation of winglets.
Elliptical winglets from Winglet Technology, LLC increase a Citation X’s range, performance and efficiency… at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new or larger aircraft.
The elliptical winglet improves handling qualities and stability, increases range / payload capabilities, and improves hot day / high altitude performance of the Citation X for a comparatively small investment.
The elliptical winglet's shape ensures the lift distribution of the wing closely matches the optimum lift distribution along the span of the wing, which significantly reduces the induced drag of the aircraft. The resulting drag reduction enhances the overall operational performance for the Citation X and provides significant performance benefits. This improves fuel burn, reduces emissions and enables operators to fly longer missions without upgrading to a longer-range aircraft.
Duncan Aviation has been authorized by Winglet Technology, LLC to begin installing the elliptical winglet STC on Citation X aircraft. The STC has been approved for installation on FAA, EASA, TCCA, and DGAC registered aircraft.
Despite the performance gains, an extended downtime for a winglet modification can be a challenge. Scheduling the modification with Service Bulletins, inspections, interior modifications, paint refurbishments and avionics installations uses downtime more wisely, often without extending the service schedule. To take advantage of the downtime and / or wing inspection access, the Citation X winglet modification is recommended to be scheduled with the Cessna Document 3, 4, or 11.
For more information, contact your Citation Airframe Service Sales Reps.
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