WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2012 – The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Quest Aircraft and Appareo Systems as the association’s newest members. GAMA now has over 80 member companies worldwide.
Quest Aircraft Company, headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, is the manufacturer of the KODIAK 10-seat single engine turboprop utility airplane. The aircraft is built around a commitment to modern STOL design, rugged construction, turbine power, and high useful load. The KODIAK received FAA Type Certification on May 30 2007, and began customer deliveries in December of that year. Quest has seen strong market acceptance in key market segments, including personal use, Part 135 operations, government, 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 operating 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 7,225 lbs and climb at over 1,300 feet per minute. Quest has also begun developing a special mission KODIAK, the Air Claw™, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com.
Appareo is a leader in the custom development and manufacture of innovative avionic and software solutions for pilots, original equipment manufacturers and aircraft fleet operators. Through the creative application of cutting-edge technologies, the company creates end-to-end solutions that include both airborne and ground station components. Appareo offers turn-key services from product conceptualization through attainment of STC. Appareo is headquartered in Fargo, ND and has offices in Phoenix, AZ and Paris, France. For more information visit www.appareo.com.
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 80 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and they manage fleets of aircraft. GAMA fosters and advances the welfare, safety, and interests of general aviation by working with governments and the industry to promote a better understanding of the important role general aviation plays worldwide in economic growth and development. GAMA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with a European office in Brussels, Belgium. For additional information, visit GAMA's website at www.GAMA.aero.