18. Jan 2022 02:37 UTC |

EN

DE

By submitting my data, I agree to be saved by Aeromarkt and used for the purpose of contacting me regarding my request, self-promotion, dates and information. Personal data, private addresses and email addresses will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to third parties.

300 deliveries and going strong!

Daher’s Kodiak multi-role aircraft

Sandpoint, Idaho, USA, December 1, 2021 – The 300th Kodiak delivery marks a new milestone for this rugged and capable multi-role workhorse, underscoring Daher’s commitment to its future as part of the company’s single-engine turboprop-powered aircraft product portfolio.

The Kodiak was introduced in 2007 as a new-generation short takeoff and landing aircraft capable of bringing services and heavy supplies to the most remote regions on the planet. Today, Kodiak has earned its reputation as an ultra-modern, ultra-safe and extremely versatile aircraft with applications across the business and general aviation sectors, as well as in a wide range of duties that include humanitarian, medical evacuation, and in the utility, governmental and special mission sectors.



The 300th Kodiak delivery marks a new milestone for this rugged and capable multi-role workhorse.

Capable of taking off from unprepared strips of 1,000 feet and flying 1,000-plus miles with excellent operating economics, the Kodiak fills a niche between a helicopter and a business jet — able to haul passengers in refined luxury and integrating the capability of quickly converting the cabin to carry cargo, accommodate stretchers for air ambulance service, deploy skydivers and many other applications.

“Every day around the world, Kodiak aircraft meet the mission: from delivering crucial aid in conflict zones to providing comfortable airlift for business and personal travel,” said Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, and CEO of Kodiak Aircraft.



Kodiak 100 interior equipped for passenger transport.

Daher acquired the Kodiak product line in 2019, and Chabbert reconfirmed the company’s commitment to evolving and supporting the aircraft by further improving its capabilities and reinforcing the worldwide services network. With the acquisition, Kodiak joined Daher’s TBM family of very fast turboprop aircraft, positioning the company as a leading manufacturer of general aviation airplanes and one of the world’s three airframe producers with final assembly lines on two continents.

“This milestone delivery comes as the Kodiak program is on the rise following its acquisition by Daher in 2019,” stated Mark Brown, Kodiak’s Sales & Marketing Director, and Chief Demo Pilot. “Having been with Kodiak for eight years, the improvements made since 2019 in terms of manufacturing enhancements, production efficiencies and the product support integration is remarkable. These are exciting times, and I’m really proud to be part of the team at Daher’s Aircraft Division.”

Kodiak aircraft are in service around the globe, with more than half of them registered in North America, followed by Asia, the Pacific region, Europe, Africa, Latin America and South America. The global fleet has logged a combined total of more than 278,700 flight hours.



Kodiak 100 cockpit.

The Kodiak’s excellent handling qualities and stability at all speeds – combined with loiter times of up to 10 hours – make it a perfectly-tailored special missions aircraft for uses that include aerial mapping, air ambulance, fire suppression support, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance), parachute operations, resource analysis, training and wildlife management/anti-poaching.

Additionally, the aircraft easily adapts to water operations through the installation of amphibious floats without the need for structural upgrades.

The Kodiak has benefitted from continual improvement since its introduction, with the Kodiak 100 Series III version incorporating features for improved flight safety, greater cabin comfort, augmented operational capabilities from both unimproved strips and on water with floats, as well as upgraded quality and more comprehensive maintenance coverage. All new-production Kodiak aircraft are being built in the Kodiak 100 Series III configuration

Among the Kodiak 100 Series III upgrades for enhanced flight safety and situational awareness is the first integration of Garmin’s GWX™ 75 Doppler-capable, fully stabilized color weather radar on a Kodiak. Standard equipment that is retained on the Kodiak 100 Series III includes the Garmin G1000 NXi fully integrated flight deck and GFC700 autopilot with full envelope protection and level mode, along with an angle of attack (AOA) indicator, SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology, ChartView-enabled card, and the Synthetic Vision Technology for virtual flight reference.

The Kodiak 100 Series III’s excellent versatility is further improved with incorporation of the largest tire size available for Kodiak aircraft (29 inches), a higher landing weight of 7,255 lb., and a lower zero-fuel weight that allows more payload – especially on shorter missions.

Additionally, Kodiak 100 Series III aircraft are float-ready for seaplane operations, and the standard pitch latch propeller enables easy maneuvering at the dock by enabling the propeller to stay in a fine pitch during engine shutdown – giving greater control and safety on the water. Skin gap filler sealant on the aircraft is the fifth step in an industry-leading anti-corrosion process, providing protection especially in high salinity environments.

The standard package for Kodiak 100 Series III aircraft also provides an all-inclusive four-year Kodiak Care maintenance program, which covers scheduled maintenance up to the fourth annual inspection or a total flight time of 1,000 hours – whichever comes first. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Gold-level ESP™ Maintenance Program for the PT6A-34 turboprop engine is included as well, along with one year of CAMP Systems maintenance tracking and a year’s subscription for Garmin’s NavData electronic database.

Aircraft Dealer Listings

News

AAS Service Center for Cirrus’ Vision Jet
Augsburg Air Service is now also offering line and base maintenance for the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. The company, which has already been a sought-after service center for Cirrus piston
Atlas Air Service AG acquires 100 % in AAL AG
At the turn of the year 2021/2022, Atlas Air Service AG acquired 100 percent of the shares in business aviation service provider AAL AG (formerly Altenrhein Aviation Ltd.).

AAL

AERO 2022 shows the future of General Aviation
December 17, 2021 - Friedrichshafen – AERO (April 27-30, 2022) is once again pioneering innovations that are shaping the future of General Aviation to a large and knowledgeable audience.
Successful maiden flight
Kottingbrunn, Austria - The P01 prototype made by the Austrian company CEA Design GmbH successfully took off for its maiden flight on December 11th, 2021.The flight lasted a little
FAA STC for 3-blade scimitar prop on Diamond DA42
MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the FAA STC SA04681NY for the installation of the new scimitar design 3-blade hydraulically actuated constant speed propeller MTV-6-( )-C-F/190-69(
300 deliveries and going strong!
Sandpoint, Idaho, USA, December 1, 2021 – The 300th Kodiak delivery marks a new milestone for this rugged and capable multi-role workhorse, underscoring Daher’s commitment to its future
Two new FAA STCs for props on Piper’s PA-60 and Cessna’s 210
Atting, November 2021 - MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the FAA STC No. SA04452NY for the scimitar 4-blade composite propeller MTV-14-B-C-F/CF(L)188-30g on the Aerostar PA-60-600,
ProAir CO2-neutral in the future!
“All our fares already include climate compensation, so our passengers fly climate-neutral. We are once again a pioneer in our industry, and we can be proud of that!”

Thomas

More than a thousand words
Marc Ulm is the new star in aviation photography's firmament. All of us here at AEROMARKT are delighted to introduce this talented young artist and aviator to our readers.


EASA STC for 7-bladed Propeller on Shorts SC7
MT Propeller EASA STC for 7-bladed Propeller on Shorts SC7 Atting October 2021 - World's first 7-bladed MT-Propeller - The Silent 7 - MTV-37-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFR228-54( ) is now supplemental
more news »
App
Cover

• incl. 19% VAT and Shipping
• annual subscriptions only (15,- €)