First flight for Kodiak on Aerocet carbon fiber floats

PRIEST RIVER, Idaho — Aerocet, Inc. has successfully completed the first flight trials with the Quest Kodiak on Aerocet model 6650 composite amphibious floats.

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Wipaire completes Type Certification Authorization for Grand Caravan on floats

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Officials with Wipaire Inc. report that the company has completed FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX on Wipline 8750 floats.

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Wipaire receives new international approvals

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.

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Wipaire debuts LSA float

OSHKOSH — Wipaire rolled out its new Wipline 1450 amphibious float on opening day at AirVenture 2012. The float will be approved under ASTM standards for light-sport aircraft and eventually certified under TSO for CAR 3 and Part 23 installations.

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Wipaire receives approval for Wipline 8750 floats

Wipaire, Inc. has received certification of the Wipline 8750 float for the Cessna 208 Caravan. After 25 years in production, Wipaire has shelved the Wipline 8000 float for the all-new Wipline 8750 float.

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New company takes over Full-Lotus floats

After almost 10 years in the aircraft float business, the maker of Full-Lotus floats recently decided to focus on production of its non-aviation products. All the design rights, inventory and production tooling for the Full-Lotus float line have now been sold to Aircraft Floats Manufacturing, Inc.

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