New Indian Approvals for 8750 floats and SPF
Wipaire, Inc. has received new approvals for Supplemental Type Certificates for the Cessna 208 Caravan in India. SA1311GL has been approved for the installation of Wipline 8750 floats on the Cessna 208 Caravan. First introduced in 2012, Wipline 8750 floats are also approved in the United States, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brazil, China, and in several European countries via European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval. The floats feature a gross weight increase to 8,750 pounds (3,969 kg), an increase of 750 pounds (340 kg) while on floats.
Wipaire’s amphibious gear advisory system was approved in conjunction with the Wipline 8750 floats. This system enhances amphibious float safety by reminding the pilot of landing gear position, and is standard with all amphibious Wipline floats.
Wipaire’s single point fueling system, SA00059WI, was also approved for the Cessna 208 Caravan. The system can be installed on the aircraft in either landplane or seaplane configuration. It allows the aircraft to be fueled from the ground, eliminating the need for ladders and enabling the aircraft to be filled more safely and expeditiously. In aircraft equipped with a TKS anti-ice system, the risk of damage resulting from over-the-wing fueling is eliminated. Wipaire’s electronic monitoring ensures that the aircraft is reliably topped off, while a digital display with touch screen controls provides an easy interface for the user.