Empire Aviation signs deal with Winglet Technology
aTP- Arab tourism portal- Empire Aviation, a US-based aircraft sales operation established by the Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group, has signed a sales agency agreement to represent Winglet Technology, a company that designs, certifies and markets the most innovative winglet design in the world.
Empire Aviation Group global aircraft asset management company.
Under the new agreement, Empire Aviation USA will market and sell the Citation Sovereign and Citation X winglet kit and installation options, offering broader choice to customers, including growing the number of installation locations across the US. To date, 30 per cent of Citation X owners have chosen winglets for their aircraft, and the winglets have become standard equipment on the Cessna Citation X+.
Gary Wright, director of Empire Aviation USA, commented: “Empire Aviation USA is very excited to represent Winglet Technology, who have developed the most innovative winglet design in the world, and has an outstanding reputation for customer service. As a part of Empire Aviation Group, operating in all the major regional aviation markets around the globe, we believe this new partnership presents fantastic opportunities.”
Robert Kiser, co-founder and president of Winglet Technology, added: “Our unique elliptical winglet design provides unsurpassed productivity, style, and performance for aircraft.
This new agreement with Empire Aviation USA will ensure we are able to reach deeper into the US and world market through a team of highly respected and experienced aviation experts.”
Winglet Technology is a Wichita, Kansas, based company founded in 2001. The company has extensive experience in engineering, quality, program management, supplier management, integration, composite technology, airplane and component testing, and certification.
Winglet Technology’s unique winglet design ensures that lift distribution closely matches optimum elliptical lift distribution along the span of the wing. The elliptical winglet design offers better aerodynamic performance benefits while minimizing the increase in wing loading, the statement said.
Empire Aviation Group, launched in 2007 in Dubai, now operates one of the region’s largest managed fleets of business jets, with 27 aircraft based in Dubai, Oman, India, San Marino, Hong Kong and Nigeria. The company, which has a team of 150 aviation specialists, has expanded operations across the globe and opened branches in India and, most recently, in San Marino, as well as a dedicated sales office in the US.