New Interiors Certified for the KODIAK
Enhanced Timberline and Tundra Offer Upgraded Features
April 9, 2013, Lakeland FL….Quest Aircraft Company is pleased to announce that its new Timberline and Tundra interiors have received certification. The enhanced interiors are currently being installed on all new KODIAKs coming off the production line. Both new interiors can also be installed in existing KODIAKs with minor modifications.
“We are committed to providing product upgrades and operational improvements to serve our customers’ needs,” said Sam Hill, President and CEO of Quest. “We began looking at enhancements to the interior in response to growing interest from corporate users, as well as personal owners, in a more sophisticated interior. The new Timberline interior provides the perfect cabin for comfortable executive transport while still providing rugged reliability. The Tundra offers many of the same amenities, but is designed to be more utilitarian.”
Some of the interior changes include replacing the Kydex panels with composite panels, contributing to a weight reduction and improving the useful load. The headliner has been refined, giving the cabin a more open feel and the soundproofing has been enhanced. Several new amenities have been added to the Timberline, including storage pockets in the sidewall beside each chair and cupholders, both in the cabin and the cockpit. The cockpit chairs have been restyled in both the Timberline and Tundra to include an improved headrest and center pedestal closeouts have been added. Two different color variants are available: a warm beige/brown and a cool grey. One of the KODIAKs on display at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun features the new cool Timberline interior.
The new Timberline KODIAK on display also features the updated Garmin G1000 system and software. Quest’s Garmin enhancements include a remote TAWs Inhibit switch, the GTS 800 Traffic Awareness System and Air Conditioning Inhibit functionality, which automatically inhibits using the air conditioning system during certain engine and generator power conditions. This KODIAK is also equipped with a Flight Into Known Icing TKS system as well as an External Cargo Compartment.
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. A 3-panel Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite including Synthetic Vision Technology is standard equipment on the KODIAK.
Quest Aircraft Company, LLC is the manufacturer of the KODIAK, a 10-place single engine turboprop utility 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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