April 21, Sandpoint, Idaho – Quest Aircraft today announced the appointment of Kodiak Central America S.A. as the authorized sales representative for the Kodiak throughout Central America.
Kodiak Central America S.A.is based out of the Panama Pacifico International Airport.
John Hunt, Vice President of Sales for North, Central and South America for Quest Aircraft, noted, “It is of the utmost importance to us that our partners match our values and goals for the Kodiak program. That’s why we’ve selected the team at Kodiak Central America S.A.; they have a proven history of new aircraft sales that extends far beyond the initial sale, providing the strongest customer support and continuous attention to service.”
President of Kodiak Central America S.A., Raul Arias de la Guardia, feels absolutely confident that the Kodiak will prove a success in Central America for all operations and especially for the difficult tropical environments which are common in each country. “We’re looking forward to building momentum for the Kodiak in this region of the world, as we believe it’s a perfect fit, and not just for its famous STOL capability. It has an ample cabin, excellent cargo capacity and unmatched mission flexibility.”
Kodiak Central America S.A
Kodiak Central America S.A. anticipates that the Kodiak will excel across multiple industry segments, including private, commercial, business and government use. Their area of representation includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Quest Aircraft has been continually expanding into central and south America, through strategic sales and service partner selection and certification programs. To date, the Kodiak is certified in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.
About the Kodiak
The Kodiak’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior STOL performance and high useful load. It offers proven turbine reliability with the Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine engine, has the ability to land and take off from unimproved surfaces and is capable of working off floats without structural upgrades. The Kodiak can take off in under 1,000 feet at full gross takeoff weight of 7,255 lbs and climb at over 1,300 feet per minute. Three interior packages are available along with a wide range of factory-installed options.
About Quest Aircraft Company
The Quest Aircraft Company is dedicated to providing access to more people and more places by building the most rugged, reliable, turbine STOL aircraft in the business. For the past decade, the 10-seat Kodiak 100 has proven its versatility in a wide range of public, private, business and humanitarian applications.
Additionally, Quest’s continuously growing dealer and global support network provides customer assurance that their missions will be accomplished. The Kodiak is proudly built in Sandpoint Idaho, with a fleet of over 200 aircraft certified in over 50 countries around the globe. For additional information on Quest and the Kodiak, please visit questaircraft.com.