South Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 28, 2015 – Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cessna Aircraft Corporation, a brand of Textron Aviation, has appointed Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida facility as an authorized service facility for Cessna propeller aircraft, including the Caravan series. The appointment further confirms Wipaire’s position as the leading maintenance provider for wheeled and float-equipped Cessna aircraft in central Florida and surrounding areas. Wipaire’s South St. Paul, Minnesota headquarters has been an authorized service facility for Cessna propeller aircraft since 1981.
“Being appointed a Cessna authorized service facility is a key development for our Leesburg facility,” commented Chuck Wiplinger, President and COO of Wipaire, Inc. “Owners and operators of Cessna aircraft, especially those on Wipline floats, can have the utmost confidence in Wipaire to maintain their aircraft and floats, whether in Minnesota or Florida.”
Bill Pike, general manager of Wipaire’s Leesburg service center, added “Our team in Leesburg is excited to have earned this appointment and look forward to serving our neighbors in Florida and surrounding areas.”
Wipaire’s Leesburg service center was established in 2013 to offer a convenient new location for customers based in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. In addition to being a Cessna authorized service facility for propeller aircraft, the facility is also a Viking factory-endorsed service center with capacity for aircraft ranging in size from the Aviat Husky to the Viking Twin Otter.
About Wipaire, Inc. – For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing across locations in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Leesburg, Florida. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide.