Next-gen Kodiak Makes Northeast Debut

 - June 21, 2018, 9:40 AM
Clay Lacy Aviation has introduced the newly-upgraded Quest Kodiak 100 Series to to the Northeast region, showing off the float-equipped turboprop single in the static display at NBAA's Regional Forum today at New York's Westchester County Airport. Clay Lacy, Quest's authorized dealer for the Northeast is currently expanding its operations from its West Coast base, and expects to open a Part 145 repair facility in Connecticut later this summer. (Photo: Ian Whelan)

Clay Lacy Aviation, the authorized Quest Aircraft dealer for the Northeast and Western U.S., brought the new Kodiak 100 Series II today to the NBAA regional forum in White Plains, New York, marking the aircraft's introduction to the area. The turboprop single, which entered service late last month, builds on the success of the previous Kodiak, with several new features including the Garmin G1000NXi, angle-of-attack indicator, digital four-in-one standby unit, and Flight Stream 510 wireless Bluetooth gateway.

“We are proud to be part of an exciting new chapter for this aircraft,” said Chris Hand, Clay Lacy’s v-p for the Northeast region. “Many of our private jet owners have discovered the Kodiak to be a perfect complement to their business and personal travel needs, whether for short shuttle trips or to remote, hard-to-access destinations.”

The aircraft on the static display at New York’s Westchester County Airport is equipped with Aerocet floats. “We have a long history of designing and building advanced composite floats for Kodiak Aircraft,” explained Matt Sigfrinius, Aerocet’s v-p of sales. “Our 6650 amphibious floats or 6750 straight floats are the perfect complements to the new Kodiak 100 Series II.”