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Quest Kodiak Gains Foreign Certifications

 - October 20, 2009, 3:30 PM

Quest Aircraft (Booth No. 4566) has received type certification from Canada and Papua New Guinea (PNG) and type acceptance certification from Indonesia for its Kodiak single-engine turboprop. “Canada is a prime market for us, as the Kodiak is the perfect platform for a variety of mission profiles flown in remote areas,” said Paul Schaller, Quest Aircraft’s president and CEO. The Kodiak is, he added, “a true solid replacement for the venerable Beaver.” The Kodiak is capable of working off floats without structural upgrades and can land on unimproved surfaces. The PNG
certification was obtained in conjunction with JAARS, one of the Quest Mission Team members. The first JAARS Kodiak, S/N 008, was delivered in January and is currently in-service operating in PNG. Indonesian certification was achieved with the help of the FAA and Mission Aviation Fellowship, another QMT partner. Quest received full unrestricted FAA production certification for the Kodiak on September 15.