Wipaire Secures Fleet Order from AVIC Joy Air Holdings Limited
We are pleased to announce that Joy Air, a Chinese regional carrier serving the northwestern region of the country, has placed a fleet order for 20 sets of Wipline 8750 floats. This coincides with Joy Air’s order for 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft.
AVIC Joy Air Holdings Limited is a Part 121/Part 135 operator and aviation specialty company based in China. Joy Air operates a regional airline service within China and elsewhere in Asia. The company already has a number of Part 135 operations along the coast of China utilizing Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft on Wipline 8750 floats.
“This is an exciting time for us as a company,” commented Chuck Wiplinger, President and COO of Wipaire, Inc. “We applaud Joy Air’s vision in developing China into a center of seaplane operations and look forward to seeing their seaplane segment grow alongside the rest of general aviation in China.”
Patrick Carroll, Vice President of International Business for AVIC Joy Air Holdings Limited, stated, “We are happy to be a major user of Wipline floats and hope to further expand our business opportunities over the next few years.” Mr. Carroll also added that AVIC Joy Air Holdings Limited expects to become the largest operator of seaplanes in the world over the next five years.