Quest Aircraft Company has received type certification for its single engine turboprop Kodiak from the CAAs of Namibia and Russia. The latter includes the 11 countries that are part of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
“We continue to strategically expand our presence internationally, which includes working on additional aircraft type certifications in key markets,” says Steve Zinda, vp of sales for China, Middle East, Europe and Africa. “The Kodiak's versatility, reliability and performance capabilities make it well-suited for a variety of missions and we expect to see both these markets continue to grow.”
There are currently seven Kodiaks in operation on the African continent, the most recent of which was delivered to Scenic Air, a sightseeing and passenger transport operator based in Eros, Windhoek, Namibia. Scenic Air was instrumental in working with Quest and the Namibian Directorate of Civil Aviation to obtain the certification.
The Kodiak is certified in 29 countries around the world, with additional certifications imminent.