May 27, 2015, Sandpoint, ID….Quest Aircraft Company had a successful debut at last week’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), which included a deal signing for a KODIAK with a European customer. The aircraft, which the customer plans to use for jump operations, is the first KODIAK sale by Quest’s new European dealer, Rheinland Air Service (RAS). There are currently five KODIAKs in operation in Europe.
“We had a high level of interest in the KODIAK at EBACE,” said Steve Zinda, Vice President of Sales. “Europe is definitely a growth market for Quest, and having a KODIAK at this key event helps our sales efforts in the region. In addition, our dealer RAS is a great asset in penetrating this market and we are very pleased to share the news of the customer signing that took place during the show.” RAS’ territory covers 35 countries throughout Europe.
Quest has also recently begun the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification program for the KODIAK. The EASA rules review and impending changes regarding single-engine turboprop operations should help drive even more interest from a variety of customer segments. The KODIAK is certified in 18 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.
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 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. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com.
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