Testing Completed for Cessna 208B EX on 8750s
We are pleased to announce the completion of testing for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX on Wipline 8750 floats. The aircraft has completed both certification flight testing and performance testing. Preliminary performance data is attached to this press release.
“We are excited to bring the Wipline 8750 to Grand Caravan EX owners and operators,” stated company president and chief operating officer Chuck Wiplinger. “The Grand Caravan EX makes a fantastic floatplane with incredible performance, utility, and capacity. We’re looking forward to seeing them in operation”
Federal Aviation Administration Type Inspection Authorization (TIA), where the FAA will evaluate the aircraft, is in process this week and certification is expected this July for Wipline 8750 floats on the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX. Wipline 8750 floats are currently approved on the Cessna 208 Caravan.
The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX will boast a 9,062-pound gross weight on Wipline 8750 floats, with no landing weight limitations. This is a gross weight increase of 255 pounds over the factory gross weight.