Quest Aircraft Co. has received full unrestricted production certification for the Kodiak.
The FAA presented Quest with the certificate Sept. 15, in a brief ceremony at the company’s Sandpoint, Idaho, headquarters.
“Achieving this final step in the process of designing, producing, and delivering a brand new aircraft is an important milestone for Quest,” said Paul Schaller, president and CEO.
With the production certification in hand, Quest is now able to issue standard airworthiness certificates for the Kodiak aircraft it produces. The company has been ramping up production, and Kodiaks are rolling off the line at the rate of three aircraft a month.
Since the company received the Kodiak Type Certificate in May 2007, it has delivered 22 airplanes so far.
“The production certificate will allow us to streamline the production and delivery process over time, as we take responsibility for inspections and coordinate changes with the FAA’s Seattle Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO),” Schaller added.
For more information: QuestAircraft.com.