CHA Named As Authorized Installation Center for API Winglets Falcon Aircraft
West Star Aviation’s Chattanooga, TN facility was recently named as an Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) Authorized Winglet Installation Center for Falcon Aircraft. Specific models include F50, F900 and F2000 series aircraft.
The company’s East Alton, IL (ALN) and Grand Junction, CO (GJT) locations were already Authorized Installation Centers for API on the same models. The addition of the CHA facility brings the number to 3. API is actively expanding their installation facilities to better serve their customers.
API winglets for Falcon aircraft offer several benefits including increased range (up to 5% at Mach .80, 7% at LRC), improved climb (higher initial cruise altitude and faster time to climb), reduced fuel burn/emissions, and the look of a brand new aircraft.
Currently, API winglet installations at West Star Aviation are estimated to take approximately 5 business weeks of downtime.
The addition of blended winglets is popular at the time of aircraft ownership change as new owners can take advantage of post-acquisition down time and financing opportunities. Other owners opt for the modification during C-checks, dry bay mods, avionics upgrades, interior refurbishment or as a stand-alone project.
For more information on API winglet installations or any other Falcon product, please contact one of the specialists below: