Event Caps Solid 2016 for Quest Aircraft
November 1, 2016, Orlando, FL….Quest Aircraft Company is again exhibiting at this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Orlando (Booth #5271). A new Kodiak aircraft with the Summit Executive interior and a custom metallic paint scheme is also on display in the adjacent indoor static display area (Space ISD_1).
“The company has seen continued growth and expansion this year,” said Sam Hill, Quest President and CEO. “We have added several new dealers in strategically-placed markets and achieved additional certifications for the Kodiak. We also completed the first phases of our latest facility expansion, which allows for additional production capabilities and growth in other areas of the company.”
Quest's long term corporate strategy is focused on global development and growth. Since 2012, Kodiak deliveries have risen steadily and the aircraft has received 23 certifications covering 33 countries. In June, the Phase I expansion at the company’s Sandpoint headquarters was completed, adding 27,000 square feet and bringing the current building to 110,000 square feet. As part of Phase II, a 5,000 square foot R & D hangar facility was finished, and includes new office space and an upgraded hangar work space. Quest continues to develop its property in Sandpoint and plans for further expansion are underway.
“As 2016 winds down, we are pleased to be here again at NBAA and showcase the Kodiak,” added Hill. “Whether customers need a comfortable passenger transport for business or personal use, a rugged workhorse, or something in between, the Kodiak is the right aircraft for their mission.”
The Kodiak’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior STOL performance and high useful load. It offers proven turbine reliability with the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine, has the ability to land and take off from unimproved surfaces and is capable of working off floats without structural upgrades. 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. Three interior packages are available along with a wide range of factory-installed options.
Quest Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the Kodiak, a 10-place single engine turboprop airplane, designed for STOL use and float capability. 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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