Aircraft Payload Extender (APE) III

The AeroAcoustics Aircraft Systems, Inc. Aircraft Payload Extender III increases the maximum landing weight of the Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft from 7800 lb to 8362 lb.  Installation of the APE III provides operators with increased flexibility–particularly on short haul routes favored by the Caravan.

The APE III modification primarily consists of replacing the existing, life limited, main landing gear axle with an improved, high cycle axle.  The kit adds less than 2 lb to the aircraft empty weight and can easily be installed in several hours.  Operators can continue to fly the Caravan with the same procedures utilized before the APE III installation.

The APE III works in conjunction with our previously certified APE II system and Cessna approved 29″ tires.  The APE II equipped Caravans provide an increased maximum takeoff gross weight of 8362 lb for the 208.  If not already installed on the aircraft, the APE II system and 29″ tires will be included with the kit.

  • Increase maximum landing weight from 7800 lb to 8362 lb
  • Increase maximum takeoff weight from 8000 lb to 8362 lb
  • Significantly increases the payload and range for the 208
  • Engineered for easy installation
  • STC approved
  • Manufactured under FAA PMA

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