Wipaire’s Smart Amphibious Gear Advisory System certified

OSHKOSH — At AirVentureWipaire, Inc. reported the certification of the first “smart” amphibious gear advisory system.  The system has been certified for installation in the Cessna 182 on Wipline 3000 floats.

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Wipaire completes installation of floats on Airvan 8

OSHKOSH — Wipaire reports it has completed installation of Wipline 3450 amphibious floats on a Mahindra Airvan 8 and has begun conducting preliminary flights to test the feasibility of the aircraft on floats. Pending successful outcome of the feasibility tests, a certification program will launch later this year.

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Wipaire wins new approvals for Cessna 182 modifications

OSHKOSH – Wipaire has won approval for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane.  These modifications include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase to 3,500 pounds when on Wipline 3000 floats.

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Wipaire launches Gateway to Success Program for A&P students

BRAINERD, Minn. — Wipaire has launched a new program designed to develop and retain talented young airframe and powerplant mechanics.

The Gateway to Success program is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians.

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Wipaire hosts open house for pilots on way to SUN ’n FUN

Wipaire is welcoming pilots on their way to SUN ’n FUN to its facility at the Leesburg International Airport (LEE) in Leesburg, Florida, on Sunday, March 30.

Wipaire will provide cold water and soft drinks as well as hot dogs and hamburgers . Additionally, pilots and passengers will be able to enter Wipaire’s 2014 sweepstakes early.

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Wipaire receives new European approvals

SOUTH SAINT PAUL,  Minn. — Wipaire has been granted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for Wipline 3450 floats on  Cessna 206H, T206H, U206G, and TU206G. The approval is compatible with the Soloy engine conversion for all of the models, officials noted.

Wipaire gains new leadership in engineering, manufacturing

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire, Inc. has named new leaders to its engineering and manufacturing management. Tim Hendrickson was appointed Wipaire’s new director of manufacturing, while Chris Woken was named engineering manager.

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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 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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