eNEWS

Sierra eNews - September 2014

     - CJ upgrades announced at 2014 CJP Conference
     - Citation 525-series Inspection Special extended thru 12/31/14
     - AOG in the Azores
     - Sierra welcomes new associates
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews April 2014 - April 2014

     - NBAA Maintenance Management Conference launched in Tampa, Florida
     - Half-Price Inspection Special for Citation 525-series owner/operators
     - Sierra Manufacturing readies launch of PILOT program
     - Sierra welcomes new associates
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews Feb2014 - February 2014

     - Growing rapidly: Sierra's KSAT San Antonio center
     - A Special Offer for Citation 525-series owner/operators
     - Sierra Manufacturing ramps up for Hawker 400XPR production
     - Sierra welcomes new associates
     - NEXT WEEK: NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in Ft. Worth, TX
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews Nov2013 - July 2013

     - Citation Jet Pilots flock to Tucson, AZ
     - Special Offers for Citation 525-series owner/operators
     - Sierra Manufacturing ramps up for Hawker 400XPR production
     - Sierra welcomes new associates
     - NEXT WEEK: NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in Ft. Worth, TX
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - June 2013

     - First flight of Hawker 400XPR winglet modification
     - Sierra's New Catalog is off the press!
     - Sierra's People: Anthony Alonzo
     - NEXT WEEK: NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in Ft. Worth, TX
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - April 2013

     - Eagles, Wildcats & Stallions - what a menagerie!
     - Sierra/Garmin G501SP receives Canadian STC approval
     - CJ's, V's, VII's and more: Citation service after the warranty's over
     - NEXT WEEK: NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in Ft. Worth, TX
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - Jan2013

     - 50th FJ44 Citation I delivered to Texas Surgeon
     - Sierra Celebrates 30 years of Aircraft Upgrades
     - Sierra Expands into New San Antonio location
     - Fly-Thru Maintenance Keeps Customers Airborne
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - Sept2012

     - Deliveries of FJ44-modified Citations continue
     - Sierra's People: Larry Montgomery
     - David Horrell is new Director of Operations
     - World Glider Championship held at Garner Field
     - Available Aircraft OFFERED FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - June 2012

     - Sierra Industries sets delivery records for modified Citations
     - Sierra People: Bobby Gonzales
     - Paul C. Wood named Director of Sales & Support
     - Introducing our newest Customer Service Representative
     - Available Aircraft FOR SALE

Sierra eNews - May 2012

     - Sierra People: Pete Conrad
     - Sierra receives Mexican government certification for MRO services
     - Sierra-modified Hawker 400XPR makes first flight
     - Garner Field Receives Texas ‘Airport of the Year’ Award
     - Available Aircraft FOR SALE

PRESS

Avionics News - April 2012
Before and After
(see page 33)

CJ Magazine - March 2012
G501SP Brings Glass Cockpit to Older Citations
(see page 6)

AOPA Pilot Turbine Edition

Thrust Buster: Sierra Super SII

FLYING Magazine
Citation IIs Sierra Style

Business & Commercial Aviation
Engine Retrofits: Something Old, Something New

Twin & Turbine
It's a Bird, It's a Plane
Sierra's Super II Conversion

News and Events


Sierra Industries to develop “Sapphire” upgrade program for Cessna CitationJet, CJ1 and CJ1+ business jets


Sierra Industries engages with GE Honda Aero Engines to develop a new Citation Jet engine retrofit program


GREENBRIER, WV – September 18, 2014 – Sierra Industries, Ltd., announced at the 2014 Citation Jet Pilots Conference today a joint project to develop an engine retrofit program for the legacy Citation Jet platform using the recently certified GE Honda HF120 engine.

This new project, known as the Sapphire program, replaces the original factory-installed Williams FJ44-1A engines with the state-of-the-art GE Honda HF120 engine. The HF120 engine will provide the Citation Jet with improved performance and enhanced productivity. The Sapphire retrofit plan would include FADEC engine management along with redesigned engine pylons and nacelles for improved aerodynamics.

The Sapphire program targets all 525 series Cessna business jets, including all CitationJet, CJ1 and CJ1+ models. In addition to the HF120 engine change, a number of other upgrades are planned to be included in the modification package; including a gross weight increase, aerodynamic enhancements, and avionics and interior upgrades.

Sapphire will incorporate new technology avionics systems to integrate the airframe and engine modifications. The avionics integration, likely based on the Bendix King AeroVue™ platform, will provide the Citation Jet with state-of-the-art flight deck displays, integrating critical health parameters for the new engine. Derived from industry leading Honeywell avionics systems used worldwide on large and midsize business jets and air transport aircraft, the AeroVue™ Integrated Flight Deck offers a sophisticated avionics platform including industry-leading Flight Management System, Autopilot, SmartView™ Synthetic Vision, and INAV™ functionality with electronic charts displayed on three large LCD screens. Also included is a robust inflight Internet solution, the BendixKing AeroWave™ 100.

Mark Huffstutler, founder and CEO of the SkyWay Group remarks, “The 525 Citation Jet is an ideal match for GE Honda’s 21 st century HF120 engine. With the exhilarating performance that comes with a substantial power increase, owners of the Citation Jet would be able to consider a compelling choice when it is time to overhaul their engines or upgrade to a new aircraft.”

Over the past 20+ years, Sierra industries has successfully completed engine STC programs for numerous legacy jets, including the Citation 500, 501SP, 550 and S550 models and more recently the Hawker Beechcraft 400A and 800A series. Engineering for the program is spearheaded by sister company Skyway Aerospace Technology, Inc., while Sierra Industries provides component fabrication, engine and avionics installation and overall sales and support.


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