Quest Aircraft (Booth S098) is exhibiting its Kodiak turboprop single fitted with the Summit executive interior. It is here at EBACE in partnership with Rheinland Air Service, Quest’s authorized Kodiak dealer for Europe and an authorized Kodiak service center. The Summit interior uses club seating with a recline function and includes folding tables, forward cabinets and enhanced soundproofing. The aircraft on display also has the factory-optional external cargo pod and over-size tires.
Although the Kodiak has yet to obtain EASA certification, there are currently six examples in service in Europe. “With the impending changes regarding single-engine turboprops by EASA, we expect increased interest in the Kodiak from a variety of customer segments,” said Steve Zinda, v-p of sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and China. The Kodiak has received 22 certifications so far, covering 32 countries.
Quest last year delivered 32 Kodiak aircraft, which made 2015 the Sandpoint, Idaho-headquartered company’s best year to date.