Wipaire, Inc. has announced 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.
Meanwhile, Leesburg City Commission is proceeding with plans to design and build a $2.1 million seaplane ramp into Lake Harris at Leesburg International Airport, a project that officials hope will generate many new jobs for the city. 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.