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Aircraft Payload Extender Products for Cessna Aircraft

APE III for 208B

Aircraft Payload Extender III is approved by FAA STC SA01213SE for all Caravan 208B versions including Caravan EX.   Contact AeroAcoustics Aircraft Systems for more information.

Increase Maximum Landing Weight from 8500 lb to 9000 lb

Increased Maximum Takeoff Weight to 9062 lb

Significantly increases the payload and range for the 208B.  More...

Engineered for Easy Installation

STC Approved

Manufactured under FAA PMA

Over APE Installations Worldwide

The AeroAcoustics Aircraft Systems, Inc. Aircraft Payload Extender III increases the maximum landing weight of the Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft from 8500 lb to 9000 lb.  Installation of the APE III provides operators with increased flexibility–particularly on short haul routes favored by the Caravan.

The APE III modification primarily consists of replacing the existing, life limited, main landing gear axle with an improved, high cycle axle.  The kit adds less than 2 lb to the aircraft empty weight and can easily be installed in several hours.  Operators can continue to fly the Caravan with the same procedures utilized before the APE III installation.

The APE III works in conjunction with our previously certified APE II system and Cessna approved 29" tires.  The APE II equipped Caravans provide an increased maximum takeoff gross weight of 9062 lb for the 208B.  If not already installed on the aircraft, the APE II system and 29" tires will be included with the kit.

208B Finite Element Model of Main Landing Gear

Finite Element Model of Main Landing Gear