Quest Aircraft is displaying one of its Kodiak turboprop singles with its newly certified Timberline interior this week at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland, Fla. The new interior features Kydex panels with composites, which will contribute to a weight reduction and thus improve the aircraft’s useful load.
In addition, the interior includes a refined headliner, enhanced soundproofing, sidewall storage pockets, restyled cockpit seats and center pedestal closeouts. Customers will be able to select from two different interior color variants. The interior is also available as a retrofit for in-service Kodiaks with only minor modifications, according to Quest Aircraft.
The Kodiak on display also features the updated Garmin G1000 systems and software. Quest’s Garmin enhancements include a remote Taws inhibit switch, the GTS 800 traffic awareness system and air conditioning inhibit functionality, which automatically precludes using the air conditioning system during certain engine and generator power conditions. This Kodiak is also equipped with a flight-into-known-icing TKS system, as well as an external cargo compartment.