Approval Received for Wipline 8750 Floats
We are proud to announce the 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. Wipaire’s engineering team drew upon the successes of the Wipline 7000 and 8000 floats to reinvent a new float for the Cessna 208 Caravan.
One very significant benefit of the Wipline 8750 is a gross weight increase to 8,750 pounds on floats, an increase of 390 to 750 pounds depending upon aircraft configuration. This weight increase was engineered with the short-haul operator in mind and includes no landing weight limitation on water or land. The Wipline 8750 float also features an improved main gear retraction mechanism designed for low-maintenance operations and an improved oleo design. The extensive redesign also includes more buoyancy in the aft of the float and a modified hull design for improved handling in rough water. These improvements ensure that the Cessna 208 Caravan will continue to serve both commercial and private operators at the highest levels of utility.
The Wipline 8750 will be on display at EAA Airventure Oshkosh, July 23-29, in booths 227-228.