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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cessna 208B Approved On Wipline 8750 Floats


Wipaire announced the certification of Wipline 8750 on the new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and Grand Caravan. Wipline 8750 floats feature no landing weight limitations on water or land for short-haul operations.  The all-new Wipline 8750 draws upon the successes of the Wipline 8000 floats and combines tried-and-true characteristics with newly engineered designs.  The Wipline 8750 features an improved main gear retraction mechanism designed for low maintenance and an improved oleo design.  For higher gross weights, the floats have added buoyancy in the aft of the float coupled with a new hull design to improve handling in rough water.  Grand Caravan owners can operate their aircraft at a gross weight of up to 9,062 pounds on Wipline 8750 floats, depending upon aircraft configuration. 

Wipaire also holds approval for a single-point fuel modification on the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, which can be installed in either landplane or seaplane configuration.  It allows the aircraft to be filled from the ground, eliminating the need for ladders and enabling the aircraft to be fueled more safely and expeditiously. 

About Wipaire, Inc.
For over 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft.  In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide. Visit www.wipaire.com.



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