Daher on Monday announced the Series III version of the Kodiak 100 that adds more enhancements and standard features. It also delivered the first copy of the improved utility turboprop single—to Rick and Adam Ross—on the same day. According to Daher, a second one will be delivered to another owner-operator later this week.
Flight deck upgrades on the Series III include the Garmin GWX 75 color weather radar, G1000 NXi, GFC 700 autopilot, SurfaceWatch runway monitoring, ChartView, and synthetic vision. Also new is an eight-seat executive edition cabin layout with club seating, zone-adjustable air conditioning, and increased oxygen capacity.
Other improvements include 29-inch tires as standard, a higher landing weight (7,255 pounds), and a lower zero-fuel weight that allows more payload. All Series III aircraft are also float-ready for seaplane operations thanks to the standard pitch latch propeller and skin gap fillet sealant that offers anti-corrosion protection in high salinity environments.
Completing the standard package is an all-inclusive four-year Kodiak Care maintenance program that covers scheduled maintenance up to the fourth annual inspection or 1,000 flight hours, whichever comes first. Also included is Pratt & Whitney’s Gold-level ESP maintenance program for the Kodiak 100’s PT6A-34 engine, as well as one-year subscriptions for Camp Systems maintenance tracking and Garmin’s NavData electronic database.
“With these latest upgrades and quality improvements, the most modern, rugged, and reliable aircraft in its class is now even better with the Kodiak 100 Series III,” said Nicolas Chabbert, the senior v-p of Daher’s aircraft division and CEO of Kodiak Aircraft. “This latest version underscores Daher’s commitment to continual improvement for its airplane family, and further aligns the Kodiak’s attributes with those of our TBM very fast turboprop aircraft.”