Quest Aircraft Posts Record Year

Quest Kodiak

Quest Aircraft delivered 30 Kodiak turboprop singles last year, posting its strongest year since certifying the utility airplane in 2007.

Last year also saw the Sandpoint, Idaho, start-up manufacturer achieve several milestones, including the certification of a new interior, new avionics, FAA approval for a TKS Tank installation in the Kodiak's cargo pod, and an increase in the airplane's landing weight.

"We continue to enhance the Kodiak as well as offer new options based on our own market knowledge and the feedback our customers provide," said Steve Zinda, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The enhancements we made in 2014 provide Kodiak operators with even more reliability and versatility, and we continue to work to provide additional performance and feature upgrades that appeal to a broad range of users."

In September, Quest received FAA approval for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in the G1000-equipped Kodiak. Earlier in the year, the company received certification of the new Summit Executive interior. The top-of-the-line five-place interior features club seating, two fold-out tables and two easy-access storage cabinets.

The Kodiak can seat up to 10 in its utility interior. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, the STOL airplane is capable of taking off in under 1,000 feet and climbing 1,300 feet per minute.

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