Four new Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft equipped with Wipline 8750A seaplane floats are expected to join the fleet in 2018 at Tropic Ocean Airways in Fort Lauderdale. Already the world’s largest operator of the Grand Caravan EX seaplane, this order will increase the size of the airline’s fleet to 15 aircraft. The order for the first four aircraft, outfitted to carry eight passengers each, also included an unspecified number of options for future Caravans. Tropic Ocean Airways provides scheduled and charter air service throughout Florida, The Bahamas and seasonal air service in the northeast United States. The growing airline carried more than 15,000 passengers in 2016.