Expansion Part of Company's Worldwide Growth Strategy
March 28, 2011, Sandpoint, ID...Quest Aircraft Company has selected Sojourn Aviation as its exclusive international sales representative for the Quest KODIAK. Sojourn will be responsible for developing a KODIAK dealer network in regions where the aircraft is certified or pending certification. This initially includes South Africa, Brazil, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Sojourn will also target certification and spearhead distribution activities in other target market opportunities
"Increasing our presence internationally is an integral part of our overall corporate strategy," said Paul Schaller, Quest President and CEO. "The KODIAK is already operating in 10 countries around the world in a variety of applications. The addition of experienced international sales representation will enhance our growth potential."
Quest recently announced plans to increase its sales, marketing and customer service presence worldwide. The company now has six North American sales representatives and the appointment of Sojourn Aviation will expand Quest's sales presence in the rest of the world.
Sojourn's team has extensive experience building and managing international aircraft sales networks and will be appointing in-region dealers. "I personally have sold PT-6 powered airplanes internationally for over 20 years, and we know the dealers who will help the KODIAK become top of mind among prospects," said Brad Hatt, Sojourn Managing Partner. "It's a great airplane with superb performance capabilities that are perfect for a variety of market segments. We're excited to play a role in helping the KODIAK become an overwhelming international success."
About Sojourn Aviation Sojourn Aviation, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, was formed in 2010 to help optimize opportunities for buyers and sellers in business aircraft transactions. Sojourn and its partners offer aircraft sales, acquisitions, consulting services, and aircraft finance and lease options. More information can be found at www.SojournAviation.com.
About Quest Aircraft Company Quest Aircraft Company, LLC 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.
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