Available Aircraft FOR SALE
1985 Cessna Citation SII • N48BV
Collins Proline II, Primus 300SL color, TAWS, TCAD, KLN-90B GPS, freon air, very nice P&I, aft baggage w/ ski tube. 12,337 TTAF, 2960/3045 SMOH, prime candidate for a Sierra FJ44 Super SII upgrade... $695,000
1978 Sierra Citation FJ44 Eagle II • N45AF
Your chance to own a multiple world record holder. 6432 TTSN, 1173 TTSN on twin FJ44-2As, TAP Elite, Garmin 750/650 stack, XM Weather, SatPhone, 2003 P & I, loads of Sierra upgrades, much more... $1,500,000
2007 Sierra Citation FJ44 Stallion • N506TF
Garmin G501SP glass panel + FJ44 power! 7896 TTAF, 887 TTSN engines on TAP Elite, new interior, fresh Phase 1-V, TAWS, TCAS, Radar, Freon AC, much more... $2,295,000
1984 Sierra Citation 1SP FJ44 Stallion • XB-IXT
Lowest time Stallion available! 2987 TTAF, 585 TTSN engines on TAP elite, Garmin 430s, Sandel EFIS, dual i-Line MFDs, WX-500, Skywatch, TAWS, RVSM, Meggitt LCD engine gauges, Sierra interior upgrades... $2,100,000
1974 Sierra Citation Eagle 400 • XB-AMO
844 SNEW on high-performance JT15D-4 engines, 4245 TTAF, Proline, King Gold Crown, Garmin GPS-500, GMX-200 MFD, 43,000 ft. cabin, RVSM, Freon air, lots more... $1,100,000
2009 Sierra T210M Super Centurion • N48VA
Garmin G600 glass panel upgrade includes chartview, EDM-930 engine instruments, GNS-480/430 w/ moving-map + glide slope, GTX-330 Mode "S" with TIS, 426 SMOH on Victor Black Edition engines, 2766 TTAF, Sierra R/STOL mods, new P&I, much more... $269,000
2001 Cirrus SR-22 • N56FT
2145 TTAF, 400 SMOH on this beautiful Cirrus with new-style paint. Avidyne EX-5000 PFD & MFD, Dual 430's, air conditioning, Stormscope, STEC 55X autopilot, more... $199,500
1999 Eurocopter EC-120B Colibri • N120TX
5,067 TTAF, 4518 SMOH on this versatile, capable 5-seat helicopter. Air conditioning, new P&I, Garmin GTN-750 touchscreen, fresh inspections and much more... $925,000
PLUS - three more EC-120B helicopters available - call for details!
Sierra Industries sets delivery records for modified Citations
Completing several of the most active months in the company’s history, Sierra Industries delivered three major Citation modifications to eager customers in June 2012. These included another S550 model in Sierra’s fleet of Williams FJ44 powered Citations, the fourth installation of the recently STC’d Sierra/Garmin G501SP glass panel retrofit, and a Canadian Citation V fitted with the 36” Sierra cargo door modification.
The S550-based Sierra Super SII delivery marks aircraft number 59 in Sierra’s FJ44 re-engining program and the 12th aircraft to be retrofitted with Williams International FJ44-3A engines. The modification dramatically upgrades the Citation S550’s performance by re-powering the aircraft with Williams International’s FADEC-controlled 2820 lb. thrust FJ44-3A engines. READ MORE
The Super SII modification provides substantial across-the-board performance improvement for the Citation SII – enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions by as much as 27%, boosting cruise speeds by 30 to 40 knots, extending range to over 2,300 NM, and increasing maximum fuel payload. Dual Channel FADEC controls provide smooth, vibration-free flight for passengers and a reduced workload for the pilot.
June also marked the completion of our fourth G501SP “glass panel” retrofit for the Citation 501. Two more Citation aircraft are currently undergoing G501SP installation in Sierra’s Uvalde, Texas hangars, and remaining 2012 installation slots are filling up rapidly.
The three-screen G501SP incorporates Garmin’s G1000 avionics displays into an integrated flight management system utilizing the Citation SPZ500 autopilot. The system offers true 21st century functionality to pilots of legacy Citations at an affordable price. The G501SP package and options are available for installation at Sierra’s Uvalde, Texas facility and in kit form for installation at approved Garmin dealers. The system is applicable to all Cessna Citation 501 aircraft with either Pratt & Whitney JT15-D or Williams FJ44-2A engines. READ MORE
Also completed in June was a Sierra Wide Door modification on a Citation 560 aircraft for a Canadian air ambulance operator. The Wide Door modification opens up access to the Citation cabin for medical transport, cargo, remote sensing and other specialized missions. The side-opening 36” door utilizes standard hinge and latch components for easy field maintenance. Applicable to Citation 500, 501SP, 550, 551 and 560 models, the door modification typically requires 10 to 12 weeks for completion.
The extended “down time” of a significant modification, repair or major inspection can be a challenge for owners and operators that depend on their aircraft for frequent travel. Sierra’s exclusive “Fly-Thru Maintenance” program can provide short-term, low-cost leasing of a comparable replacement aircraft during major modifications and other maintenance events, helping to minimize travel disruptions. Call us for more details.
Sierra People: Bobby Gonzales
One of Sierra’s longest-serving success stories is Shop Supervisor Bobby Gonzales. Bobby has worked at Sierra since 1992. In fact, he notes that, when he started here, he had no children and now has three, one of whom - his son, Bobby Jr. - is now employed at Sierra.
A native of Uvalde, Bobby started his career at Sierra as an apprentice A&P via the Texas Workforce Commission, after serving 4 and a half years in the U.S. Air Force. In his early years at Sierra, Gonzales was challenged by his then-supervisor Conrad McPherson to become more than an A&P. Over the years, he has grown in experience and knowledge, first becoming a Crew Chief and more recently Shop Supervisor. Bobby says among his most memorable experiences have been learning to ground run a Citation, and working on his first Citation Ultra.
Along the way, he and his wife have raised two daughters, Brianna, 18 and Bianca, 16, and son Bobby Jr., 17, who has followed his dad into the Sierra family. Though not a pilot, Bobby grew up around aviation, as his father spent some 50 years working for L&W Flying Service in Uvalde.
Bobby says his favorite part of working at Sierra is the close relationships he’s developed with many of the mechanics and other associates, and the opportunities to work on a variety of interesting and unique aircraft. He looks forward to many more years of growth as we continue to add new modifications and new models to our capabilities.
As we approach the 30th Anniversary of Sierra Industries, "Sierra People" profiles some of our most dedicated (and longest-serving) associates. Please join us in celebrating their contributions.
Paul C. Wood named Director of Sales & Support
We're very happy to announce the addition of Paul Wood to our sales and marketing staff as Director of Sales & Support. A highly capable executive with extensive experience in product development and operations as well as sales and marketing, Paul will be responsible for directing Sierra’s growing team of aviation sales professionals. In making the announcement, SkyWay Group President and CEO Mark Huffstutler stated, “Paul brings a wealth of organizational, technical and sales management experience to his new role at Sierra Industries. He is a valuable addition to our team and we look forward to an exciting and productive future together.”
Since 2008, Mr. Wood served as General Manager for Landmark Aviation in their Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC locations. Prior to that, he spent several years working for a technology development firm in Cambridge, England as Vice President of Business Development. In that role, he managed a sales force of more than 40 representatives in multiple countries around the world. Other experiences included a decade as Senior Buyer for Schwitzer US, Inc., a manufacturer of turbochargers, fan clutches, and engine vibration dampers and as the founder and President of an independent technical sales organization. Paul’s background of more than 30 years in high technology product development, operations and sales promises to be a significant asset as Sierra and the Skyway Group continue to expand cooperative R&D projects with a variety of OEM firms.
Paul is a licensed Private Pilot with an instrument rating and he looks forward to helping serve Sierra’s established Citation customer base as well as building and extending relationships into new segments of the aviation marketplace. His experience in building a successful FBO startup and expertise in creating, developing and managing an effective customer service organization will be invaluable in extending and enhancing our growing sales and product support operations.
Introducing our newest Customer Service Representative
With Sierra's continually increasing workload has come an increased focus on customer communications. We are adding to our communications tools, but also to our service and support staff. We're happy to announce the addition of Jerry Lawrence as an additional Customer Service Representative.
A veteran of 8 years in the U.S. Army, Jerry utilized the G.I. Bill to return to school in an A&P mechanic program and was then employed by Devine Air Group in rebuilding aircraft engines. He was hired by Sierra as an A&P mechanic in 2010 and soon moved to Uvalde. Jerry joins longtime Sierra associate Larry Montgomery in his new customer service role, and is looking forward to helping keep our customers well informed on the progress of the aircraft they entrust to us.
Please join us in welcoming Jerry to his new role at Sierra Industries.