Wipaire receives approval for Cessna 208B on Wipline 8750 floats
Wipaire, Inc. is proud to announce the certification of Wipline 8750 on the new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and Grand Caravan. For the first time ever, Grand Caravan operators can take advantage of the versatility afforded by Wipline floats.
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.