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Boarding Ladder and Steps

Wipaire Boarding Ladder

The amphibious Caravan is an impressive aircraft but boarding from the ramp can be a bit of a challenge, particularly for mobility impaired passengers. The Wipaire boarding ladder allows passengers to board the aircraft from the ground with ease. The boarding ladder has four wide steps for stability and extending hand rails going from 40″ when collapsed up to 69″ when extended (shown collapsed in this photo). This durable aluminum ladder securely attaches to brackets on the float deck and utilizes rubber bumpers to prevent damage to the float sidewalls and paint.

Details & Specifications

  • Wide and stable steps
  • Aluminum construction
  • Non-slip treads
  • Extendable hand rails on both sides
  • Securely attaches to aft of float
  • Rubber bumpers to protect float paint and skins
  • Ladder and installation kit weight: 28 lbs

Easy Way Amphib Steps

Easy Way Amphib Steps provide a safe, sturdy, natural way to walk on and off your amphibious floats.  Made of 100% lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, these collapsible steps are easily stowed in the float locker.

Details & Specifications

  • 6-Inches Deep by 20-Inches Wide
  • Easily Collapsable For Storage
  • Durable, Rustproof Aluminum & Stainless Steel
  • Non-Slip Treads For Sure Footing
  • Single Handrail For Increased Safety & Stability*
  • Supports Up To 325 lbs
  • Handrail Weight: 7 lbs
  • Steps Weight: 28 lbs

*Can be customized for handrail on each side

Image of a Cessna Grand Caravan on Wipline 8750 Floats

Gross Weight Increase to 8,360 lbs

Wipaire can bring your Cessna 208 on wheels or Wipline 8000 floats up to 8,360 lb gross weight. If your 208 is now certified for 8,000 or 8,200 lb., increasing the gross up to 8, 360 lb. can add one or two more passengers to the manifest — or allow transport of that extra cargo that would have been left behind.

At Wipaire, performance engineering is a way of life. We heartily recommend the STC be added with any engine overhaul or changeover from 600 h.p. to 675 h.p. conversion.

Whether you are flying to a peaceful getaway or to the remote corners of the world, your 8,360 lb. Caravan will deliver you, your passengers, and your payload with ease.

Ice Shield De-Ice Systems

Wipaire is proud to be an approved Ice Shield de-icing systems de-ice boot installation center.

Wipaire can help you make sure your aircraft is ready the next time you encounter icing conditions.
From Cessna singles to the King Air line to DeHavilland Twin Otters, Wipaire factory trained technicians can remove and replace aged or damaged de-ice boots with new Ice Shield Boots.  

Call today for competitive pricing and fast turn around service. 

A Cessna Grand Caravan EX after flying in to an Alaskan lake

Additional Caravan Modifications

More Popular Wipaire Modifications for the Cessna Caravan Series:

  • Aurora™ Interior (STCSA01397NY) (208 & 208B)
  • Horsepower Increase to 675 HP (208 only)
  • Seaplane Firewall Modifications (208 & 208B)
  • Propeller Pitch Locks (208 & 208B)

Additional Modification Services:

  • Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade to 867 hp
  • APE STOL
  • Landing Gear
  • Corrosion X
  • Engine Trend Monitor (FASTBOX)
  • Factory Air Conditioning
  • Factory De-Ice Systems
  • Cargo Pod Installations (208 & 208B)
  • Hartzell & McCauley Aluminum Propellers (208 only)