Chinese Approval for Wipline 8750 Floats
We are pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval for the Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX on Wipline 8750 floats. The Wipline 8750 features no landing weight limitations on water or land, an improved hull design shaped for better handling in rough water, and a new gear retraction design to provide years of trouble-free service.
The Wipline 8750 boasts a gross weight increase to 8,750 pounds (3,969 kg) on the Cessna 208 Caravan. The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and Grand Caravan EX can operate at a gross weight of 8,807 pounds (3,995 kg) on Wipline 8750 floats.
Wipaire holds Chinese approval for a gross weight increase to 8,360 pounds (3,792 kg) for the Cessna 208 Caravan as well as the approval to install Wipline 2350 floats on the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. A Cessna 208 Caravan on Wipline 8750 floats will be in the Wipaire display at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, from April 1-6. Wipaire will also have an indoor display at ABACE in Shanghai from April 15-17.