Wipaire has received an FAA STC to increase the Cessna Grand Caravan’s gross weight 125 pounds to 9,187 pounds on Wipline 8750 floats. The STC is available for aircraft powered by the PT6A-140 engine.
Wipaire's 100th set of Wipline 8750 floats will be used on a Cessna Caravan to be operated by Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua, Indonesia.
CubCrafters has received FAA certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, have been approved and are now part of the XCub’s Type Certificate. CubCrafters already has considerable experience with the Wipline 2100 floats, but the XCub floatplane is big […]
Wipaire has rolled out oil bath wheels on new production Wipline 8750 amphibious floats, eliminating the need for repeated greasing. The design allows the main gear wheel bearings to be continuously lubricated using common SAE 15W50 motor oil (or equivalent), increasing the life of the bearings, company officials explained. Oil bath wheels are standard on […]