Quest Kodiak OK’d for Higher Landing Weight
Quest Aircraft received FAA approval for a 565-pound maximum landing weight increase for its Kodiak to 7,255 pounds, the same as the turboprop single’s mtow. This allows operators to carry extra fuel–“a significant benefit for those flying to remote regions,” said Quest president and CEO Sam Hill. The upgrade is standard on all new-production Kodiaks and an option for in-service aircraft without requiring any structural upgrade. This follows other recent enhancements to the Kodiak, including redesigned exterior lighting and an airframe fatigue life extension to 10,000 hours.