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Quest Aircraft Takes Initial Deposits on the KODIAK

Multiple Orders Taken at the Alaska State Aviation Trade Show

May 16, 2005, Anchorage, AK...Quest Aircraft is pleased to announce that it has received seven orders for the KODIAK since it began taking customer deposits last week.

“These orders represent three of the five primary market segments that Quest feels have appropriate applications for the KODIAK, “ said Paul Schaller, President and CEO.

Several orders were for personal use, including one customer who will take delivery of his KODIAK with floats. Other orders were from operators who will use the KODIAK for part 135 charter and scheduled flight operations. The IFR capabilities and high reliability of the turboprop KODIAK are important requirements for this market segment.

“Rounding out our initial orders are customers in the Humanitarian / Mission market where rugged reliability and a high useful load are especially critical,” continued Schaller. The company is also targeting governmental and special use markets as well as international markets.

“We've had a lot of interest in the KODIAK, which has only increased with our debut here in Alaska,” Schaller concluded. “The performance of the KODIAK has been extremely key to our potential customers as it represents a margin of safety not available from other aircraft.”

Quest Aircraft, LLC is the manufacturer of the KODIAK, a 10-place single engine turboprop utility airplane, designed to be float capable.  Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Quest was established in 2001, and currently employs more than 50 skilled personnel.

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