Idaho

April 30, 2010 - 6:47am

Sandpoint, Idaho-based Quest Aircraft received FAA approval to increase the mtow for its Kodiak turboprop single to 7,225 pounds, up from the existing 6,750 pounds. With the increase, the Kodiak’s useful load rises to 3,535 pounds. The Kodiak obtained FAA certification in 2007.

March 31, 2010 - 7:26am

The SilverWing at Sandpoint luxury residential community at Sandpoint Municipal Airport in Idaho is progressing, with completion of the first model unit and several lots and a shell building in escrow. The 18-acre development has direct access to Sandpoint Airport.

March 31, 2010 - 6:53am

Charter/management firm FlightWorks has opened a new sales office at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, at the Signature Flight Support FBO. The new office joins recent expansions in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City. FlightWorks, headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga., now has nearly 50 aircraft in its fleet.

December 29, 2009 - 9:33am

Idaho Falls-based Aero Mark has opened a new FBO and hangar facility called Aero Mark XL (for “extra large”). The new building is Aero Mark’s eighth at Idaho Falls and encompasses 30,000 sq ft, large enough to fit an MD-80, and includes 12,000 sq ft of office space. Aero Mark, a Chevron fuel dealer, is celebrating its 25th year in the FBO business.

May 5, 2008 - 6:25am

Western Aircraft expects to open its newly renovated, full-service interior shop this month at its Boise, Idaho facility. Dubbed the “Interior Re-Completion Center,” it includes a 1,600-sq-ft paint booth for interior components and another 8,000 sq ft for upholstery and soft goods application. The center is housed in an existing hangar renovated for the express purpose of expanding Western’s cabin refurbishment capacity.

April 2, 2008 - 6:54am

Early last month Atlantic Aviation bought three FBOs from SevenBar Enterprises, in Albuquerque and Farmington, N.M., and Hailey, Idaho. The purchase brings Atlantic’s total to 68 FBOs, which includes non-Atlantic-branded facilities in Alaska.

February 4, 2008 - 8:29am

Seattle Falcon 50 operator Mariner Air has ordered a Max-Viz EVS-1000 enhanced-vision system (EVS), a setup that will include an uncooled IR sensor in the top of the tail and a head-down cockpit display. Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho, will perform the installation. The Max-Viz sensor system was first certified in March aboard a Challenger 601-3A. Cessna has selected a dual-sensor version, the EVS-2000, for the Citation X and Sovereign.

February 4, 2008 - 8:29am

Seattle Falcon 50 operator Mariner Air has ordered a Max-Viz EVS-1000 enhanced-vision system (EVS), a setup that will include an uncooled IR sensor in the top of the tail and a head-down cockpit display. Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho, will perform the installation. The Max-Viz sensor system was first certified in March aboard a Challenger 601-3A. Cessna has selected a dual-sensor version, the EVS-2000, for the Citation X and Sovereign.

December 14, 2007 - 7:24am

Quest Aircraft’s new Kodiak high-wing, 10-passenger turboprop single made a brief first flight October 16, exactly two years after the startup dedicated its 27,000-sq-ft research and development facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. The flight of the 750-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-powered STOL, fixed-gear airplane lasted just six minutes as the pilot made one circuit of the airport.

December 10, 2007 - 6:43am

Quest Aircraft’s new Kodiak high-wing, fixed-gear turboprop single successfully completed its 50th flight on January 11, just three months after the aircraft made its maiden flight and some two years after the start-up company dedicated its 27,000-sq-ft research-and-development facility in Sandpoint, Idaho.

 
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