Sandpoint, Idaho-based Quest Aircraft Company will be displaying their newest model - the single engine turboprop Kodiak 100 Series II - at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Orlando next week.
Since the announcement of the Kodiak 100 Series II model in late May, Quest has delivered ten of the new aircraft. The Series II block change incorporated numerous cockpit and interior upgrades, including the ultra-fast Garmin NXi suite and the option for a single-point refueling port.
“This year has been a momentous year for the team at Quest,” said Rob Wells, CEO of Quest Aircraft. “We’ve celebrated a decade of continual improvements to the Kodiak platform, culminating with the announcement Series II model. We’ve completed a nationwide Series II demo tour, and as a result have witnessed a dramatic increase in worldwide demand and overall brand awareness. One of our original Kodiaks just surpassed 5,000 hours recently, another milestone for the company, while Quest also delivered the 250thKodiak early in 2018. Heading into NBAA, we’re looking forward to celebrating these accomplishments and debuting the Series II to our customers and peers.”
There will be two Kodiak 100 Series II on display throughout the duration of the convention. Inside the convention center, a wheeled-Kodiak will be featured at the Quest Aircraft booth, number 4694. An additional Series II will be present the static display at the Orlando Executive Airport, located within the Clay Lacy booth, spot SD-60. Clay Lacy was announced earlier this year as the Authorized Kodiak dealer for the Northeastern United States.
The 10-seat Quest Kodiak 100 combines superior STOL performance and high useful load. It offers proven turbine reliability with the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine and has the ability to land and take off from unimproved surfaces. The Kodiak can take off in under 1,000 feet at full gross takeoff weight of 7,255 lbs and climb at over 1,300 feet per minute. Originally designed to be the ultimate humanitarian workhouse, the unique combination of robust construction and remarkable payload capability has resulted in many additional applications for the Kodiak, including float (amphibious and straight) operations, special missions, medevac, skydive and more. The owner-flown segment continues to gain momentum as well, particularly in the North American marketplace.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 11th October 2018 | Issue #482
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