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 eighth production Quest Kodiak turboprop single was handed over to JAARS last month, marking the first delivery to a missionary or humanitarian organization. Quest’s “underlying mission has been to design, certify and manufacture a bush utility aircraft specifically suited to meet the needs of missionary and humanitarian aviation organizations.” JAARS provides aviation and technology services to support Bible translation.
On May 13 Quest Aircraft of Sandpoint, Idaho, made the first public showing of its new Kodiak utility turboprop single, at the Alaska State Aviation trade show in Anchorage. The event marked a significant milestone for the company and the airplane, which first flew on October 16 last year.