SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire, Inc. has received validation of Supplemental Type Certificate SA1311GL for Wipline 8750 floats from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Wipline 8750 floats were certified on the Cessna 208 Caravan in July 2012 and are currently undergoing certification testing for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
Wipline 8750 floats boast a gross weight increase to 8,750 lbs, an increase of 390-750 pounds, depending upon aircraft configuration.
Wipaire, Inc. also holds EASA validation for STC SA270CH for Cessna Caravan modifications, including vortex generators and installation of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A.
Wipaire, Inc. has also received Brazilian approval for its single-point fuel modification. The system can be installed on the aircraft in either landplane or seaplane configuration, and is approved on the Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, and the Quest KODIAK.
The Wipaire Single Point Fueling System enables the aircraft to be filled from the ground, eliminating the need for ladders and enabling the aircraft to be fueled more safely and expeditiously, according to company officials. In aircraft equipped with a TKS anti-ice system, the risk of damage resulting from over the wing fueling is eliminated. Wipaire’s electronic monitoring ensures that the aircraft is reliably topped-off and a digital display with touch screen controls ensures an easy interface for the user.
For over 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a 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. Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location.