Quest Aircraft Co. has received FAA approval for an increase of 565 pounds to the maximum landing weight of the Kodiak. With the increase, the landing weight is now 7,255 pounds, same as the aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight.
Quest Aircraft Co. has signed an agreement with Parkwater Aviation to provide pilot familiarization courses for the Kodiak.
JAARS, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to speeding Bible translation for all people through the provision of technical support services and resources, recently installed David Reeves as president and officially dedicated the organization’s first Kodiak aircraft.
Reeves is a 24-year veteran of the Wycliffe Bible Translation family of organizations. He is just the eighth president in JAARS history.
The Kodiak, an airplane specifically designed for mission organizations, is the new generation of JAARS aircraft. Manufactured by Quest Aircraft Co., the airplane is being prepared to provide service later this year to Bible translation and language development personnel in Papua New Guinea.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) recently took delivery of its first Kodiak 100, the first of the next-generation bush planes to be produced under an arrangement between the ministry and the manufacturer, Quest Aircraft Co. of Sandpoint, Idaho.
MAF is a faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies.
The new Kodiak 100, which will be dedicated in a public ceremony at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, May 2, will go on a multi-city tour this summer, prior to being ferried to Papua, Indonesia, the aircraft’s destination of service.