Get Your 400 On Floats!
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Upstart
aircraft supplier Heavy Water Manufacturing LLC has a new option
for owners of Lancair/Columbia/Cessna 300 and 400 series aircraft,
giving pilots even greater options and improved capabilities.
Representatives with Heavy Water tell ANN its new 'Speedfloater
XW7' all-purpose floats provide "a wide range of new
destination possibilities" for high-performance aircraft
"Imagine landing your sleek Lancair, Columbia, or Cessna
composite single on a calm Florida lake," said Heavy Water CEO Gus
Cousteau. "Well, now you can... with surprisingly few
Straight floats will be offered for $99,500, according to the
company, with full-on amphibian models starting at $159,000.
"Admittedly, the addition of our floats lowers the top speed of
a Columbia 400-spec aircraft considerably," said Heavy Water CEO
Gus Cousteau. "Something to the tune of 70 knots at 16,000 feet, at
65% power... though it's worth noting, even with that penalty our
option represents one of the fastest float-equipped aircraft in the
Heavy Water is currently seeking STC approval from the FAA, and
expects the agency to sign off on that option soon. Future
applications under consideration include Falcon 10 and 20-model
business jets, Eclipse 500 very light jets, and TBM700 and 850
"We believe there is a vast, untapped market for our floats,"