KODIAK® Deliveries Increase as Company Enhances Global Presence
February 8, 2016, Sandpoint, ID…..Quest Aircraft Company delivered 32 KODIAK aircraft in 2015, an increase over the previous year. KODIAK deliveries have risen steadily since 2012, as worldwide demand for the KODIAK has grown.
“We have experienced solid growth both geographically and in a range of market segments,” said Sam Hill, Quest Aircraft Chief Executive Officer. “North America and Asia were strong markets for us last year, and we continue to increase our production as demand for a versatile aircraft like the KODIAK grows.”
Quest's long term corporate strategy is focused on global development and growth. In fall 2015, Quest began construction of a 75,000 square foot, multi-phase expansion at its Sandpoint, ID headquarters, which will nearly double the company’s KODIAK production capability. Additionally, the company continues to expand its worldwide dealer network as well as leverage its corporate relationships to increase its access to global markets.
Quest has also made some enhancements to its management team as the company positions itself for continued growth. Nicholas Newby was named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. Newby brings over 20 years of aviation experience to the positon, and is well-versed in the sales, marketing and service aspects of the aviation industry, both domestically and internationally. Several key personnel also received promotions, including Susan Jordan and Jason Eddy.
Eddy has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations, overseeing engineering, manufacturing and other company operations. Jordan, who has been with Quest since 2007, now serves as Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President, Administration. Jordan has over 30 years of business experience.
“I am very pleased to welcome these individuals to their new positions,” added Hill. “Their insight and expertise will help guide our continued growth. They, along with all of our team, are an integral part of the future of Quest Aircraft.”
KODIAK aircraft are in operation around the world in over 20 countries in key market segments including personal use, Part 135 operations, government and humanitarian organizations organizations. The KODIAK has received 21 certifications covering 31 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.
Quest Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the KODIAK, a 10-place single engine turboprop airplane, designed for STOL use and float capability. It offers proven turbine reliability with the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine, 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. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, the company was established in 2001 and began deliveries of the KODIAK in December 2007. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com.
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