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Ice Protection System for KODIAK receives certification

Quest Aircraft Company has received final approval from the FAA for the KODIAK's Ice Protection System (IPS). The system has been installed on three KODIAKs so far, and is now fully operational. The system, known as TKS™ ice protection is manufactured by CAV Aerospace Inc., widely recognized as the most effective ice protection available for today's General Aviation aircraft for flight-into-known-icing (FIKI).

"Since receiving our type certification in 2007, we have continued to work on enhancements and improvements to the KODIAK," stated Paul Schaller, Quest Aircraft's President and CEO. "Ice protection is an option that many of our customers have been looking forward to having available to them and we are very pleased that the system is now certified, especially as we move into the winter flying months."

CAV's TKS ice protection system works by exuding a measured amount of glycol-based ice protection fluid through precision laser-drilled microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium, along with a dispersion mechanism for propellers. IPS can be retrofitted to any existing KODIAK or installed new during production. The system does not require additional external fittings such as a cargo pod and fits directly to the standard airframe. It protects the wing leading edges, vertical tail, horizontal tail, landing gear, struts, propeller and the windshield. The robust system meets all flight-into-known-icing requirements (FIKI).

"Adding proven TKS ice protection to the KODIAK adds yet another dimension to an aircraft that already demonstrates great versatility," said CAV Aerospace President Kevin Hawley.

"Our testing successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of the KODIAK IPS, which will greatly enhance the aircraft's safety and dispatch reliability," Schaller added. "The KODIAK, by design, is intended for rugged operational use. The certified IPS is another reflection of the inherent capabilities the KODIAK offers users. We have seen interest from all of our key market segments, including personal use, Part 135 operations, government, corporate, special operations and humanitarian organizations."

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, is capable of working off floats without structural upgrades and has the ability to land on unimproved surfaces. 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. A 3-panel Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite including Synthetic Vision Technology is standard equipment on the KODIAK.

Press release issued by Quest Aircraft Company on November 22, 2010


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