KODIAK Receives Indian Certification
Aircraft’s Multi-mission Capabilities Well-Suited to Marketplace
July 29, 2013, Oshkosh, WI….Quest Aircraft Company, manufacturer of the KODIAK, is pleased to announce that it has received certification from the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The KODIAK is now certified in 11 countries, with additional certifications in process.
“We are very excited that the KODIAK has achieved certification in India,” said Steve Zinda, Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. “We have been working closely with several potential customers and this certification will help us continue to move forward with them. It will also broaden our sales efforts with other market segments in the country.”
Since beginning customer deliveries in late 2007, the KODIAK has been deployed around the world in a variety of applications. KODIAKs are in service with charter operators, small businesses, personal owners, U.S. and international governments, and humanitarian organizations. A number of KODIAKs on floats have been delivered, including nine float-equipped KODIAKs to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“The KODIAK’s multi-mission capabilities are well-suited to the varying needs of each customer,” Zinda continued. “The aircraft’s ruggedness along with its STOL and other performance capabilities make the KODIAK very attractive to operators in this region. The low operational costs are also a key consideration for buyers.”
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 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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