New Dealer’s Sales Territory Includes India and Pakistan
July 20, 2015, Oshkosh, WI - Quest Aircraft Company continues to expand its dealer network as part of its overall global growth strategy. The company is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Thumby Aviation Pty Ltd. as the exclusive dealer for KODIAK aircraft in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
“Thumby Aviation brings experience and a strong relationship with customers and potential customers in the geographic area they represent,” said Steve Zinda, Quest’s Vice President of Sales, Europe, Middle East, China and Africa. “They are an experienced helicopter charter provider and hold several government contracts, so their expertise will transfer well to marketing the KODIAK.”
Quest has pursued a measured approach to expanding its international dealer network, based on market research and sales potential. There are currently 12 dealers worldwide that represent the KODIAK.
“Our strategy is to enhance our global sales network by adding experienced dealers in key geographic regions,” Zinda continued. “The appointment of Thumby Aviation reflects Quest’s commitment to continued growth and expansion in key parts of the world. There are two KODIAKs owned by Indian operators, and with our new dealer in place, we expect to see greater market penetration in India and the surrounding region. The aircraft is very well-suited to the terrain and other characteristics of this area.”
The KODIAK’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior STOL performance and high useful load. With powerful turbine performance, the aircraft 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.
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 has received 19 certifications covering 29 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.
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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