Empire Aviation USA signs sales agreement with Winglet Technology, LLC to broaden Citation Sovereign and Citation X customer access to winglet kits and installation options 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% 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 has developedthe most innovative winglet design in the world, andhas 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 partnershippresents 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.