April 14, 2015, Friedrichshafen, Germany….Quest Aircraft Company is pleased to announce its inaugural participation at this years’ AERO Friedrichshafen. The event, which runs from April 15-18, is hosting over 630 exhibitors from 35 countries. A brand new KODIAK with the Summit Executive interior will be on display in Hall 3, Booth 319. Quest is exhibiting at AERO in partnership with Rheinland Air Service (RAS), Quest’s authorized KODIAK dealer for Europe. RAS is also an authorized KODIAK service center.
The top-of-the-line Summit interior features club seating with a recline function, folding tables, forward cabinets, enhanced soundproofing and other amenities. The KODIAK on display also includes the popular external cargo pod, over-size tires, air-conditioning and upgraded avionics options. RAS took delivery of the aircraft last month.
“We are excited to have a KODIAK at AERO for the first time,” said Steve Zinda, Vice President of Sales. “We do have several KODIAKs in service in Europe, and see this as a growing market for us. Having a strong dealer like RAS representing the KODIAK, coupled with the impending changes regarding single-engine turboprops by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), should drive even more interest from a variety of customer segments.”
RAS’ territory covers 35 countries which include both European Union (EU) and non-EU member countries. Their territory stretches from Iceland and the United Kingdom in the west to Scandinavia in the north and as far south as Greece, Cyprus and Malta.
Quest has seen strong market acceptance in key market segments around the world, including personal use, Part 135 operations, corporate transport, government and humanitarian organizations. The KODIAK is certified in 18 countries, with several additional certifications imminent. The company has also begun working on obtaining EASA certification
The KODIAK embodies rugged reliability. It 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 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. The KODIAK will also be on display in May at the European Business Aviation Association (EBACE) event in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com.
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