April 21, 2015, Lakeland, FL….Quest Aircraft Company is again exhibiting at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo. On display in the Quest booth (MD-32) are two KODIAKs, one of which features the new Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS). Quest received FAA approval for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 in the KODIAK in September 2014. The Garmin Autopilot is now standard on all new KODIAKS, and can be retrofitted in existing KODIAKs.
“The Garmin AFCS is well suited to the variety and type of missions our customers fly and complements the G1000 avionics system that is standard equipment on the KODIAK,” said Sam Hill, Quest President and CEO. “We are pleased to have this aircraft available here at Sun ‘n Fun for customers and potential customers to see the new avionics system.” The KODIAK was the first turboprop installation of the G1000 avionics suite.
Both KODIAKs on display are outfitted with the Timberline interior. The Timberline is one of three interiors available on KODIAKs. Last year, Quest debuted its newly-certified Summit Executive interior at Sun ‘n Fun. “Whether customers want a rugged workhorse or a comfortable passenger transport for business or personal use, the KODIAK is the right aircraft for their mission,” said Hill.
Quest moves into 2015 having delivered 30 KODIAKs in 2014, the best year in the company’s history, and an increase over the previous year. The company also unveiled several product enhancements and upgrades for the KODIAK, including the Summit interior and the Garmin autopilot.
KODIAKs are in operation around the world in over 20 countries in key market segments including personal use, Part 135 operations, government and humanitarian organizations. The KODIAK is certified in 18 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.
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.
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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