SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has received new approvals for several Supplemental Type Certificates in Sri Lanka. SA1311GL has been approved for Wipline 8750 floats, which were certified on the Cessna 208 Caravan in July 2012. The Wipline 8750 is currently undergoing certification testing for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. The floats boast a gross weight increase to 8,750 lbs, an increase of 390-750 pounds, depending upon aircraft configuration.
SA270CH has been approved for a gross weight increase for the Cessna 208 Caravan in landplane and float-equipped configurations to 8,360 pounds. In conjunction with Wipline 8750 floats, aircraft with the Wipaire gross weight increase installed can operate at 8,750 pounds on Wipline 8750 floats.
Wipaire’s single-point fuel modification, SA00059WI, has been approved for the Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, and Quest KODIAK. The system can be installed on the aircraft in either landplane or seaplane configuration. It allows the aircraft to be filled from the ground, eliminating the need for ladders and enabling the aircraft to be fueled 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 (www.wipaire.com).