Banyan appointed Florida Kodiak dealer

Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) has been appointed as a Quest Authorized Sales Center for the Kodiak.

“Banyan is thrilled to be appointed as the Kodiak dealer for the Florida region,” said Michael O’Keeffe, Banyan’s senior vice president of aircraft sales. “This is a natural complement to our existing maintenance service capability for the Kodiak, and we are proud to offer complete sales and service under one roof.”

Florida is a strong market for the Kodiak for charter operators, small businesses, personal owners, skydiving operations, U.S. and international government, and humanitarian organizations, he added.

The Kodiak’s rugged aluminum construction combines superior short take-off and landing (STOL) performance and high useful load. It is powered by 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. A 3-panel Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite including Synthetic Vision Technology is standard equipment on the Kodiak.

The Kodiak can be outfitted with an External Cargo Compartment, air-conditioning, and a Jump package.

In addition, to having the Kodiak on display at the Banyan Air Service facility, a 12-stop airport tour is being planned, officials said.

Banyan Air Service offers 24-hour FBO services, aircraft sales, heavy turbine aircraft maintenance, avionics, parts solutions, aviation store, on-line store at BanyanPilotShop.com and Jet Runway Café. For more information: BanyanAir.com.

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