New manufacturer Quest Aircraft has delivered its first Kodiak single-turboprop utility aircraft. The first operator is Spirit Air, which plans to use the aircraft in Alaska and Idaho. Sandpoint, Idaho-based Quest received US type certification for the Kodiak in July 2007, 32 months after first flight of the prototype, and has been working to achieve its production certificate. The all-metal Kodiak is powered by a 750shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34. Spirit Air was the first customer to place a deposit, in May 2005, and chose the Kodiak "because of its robustness, reliability and versatility", says co-owner JoAnn Wolters.
According to Flightglobal.com