Daher delivers its 300th Kodiak

A Kodiak aircraft in flight, manufactured by Daher

The Kodiak was originally designed and built by Quest Aircraft, but is now produced in France by Daher - Credit: Daher 

French aircraft manufacturer Daher announced that it has recently delivered the 300th Kodiak single-engine utility turboprop.

Originally designed and built by the Quest Aircraft Company, the Kodiak 100 received its FAA type certificate in 2007. Quest introduced the Series II upgrade in 2018, and after the company was acquired by Daher in 2019, the Series III version was unveiled in March 2021.  

Daher reports that the Kodiak fleet has now logged more than 278,700 flight hours. The latest model (Series III) has a maximum cruise speed of 174kt, a 1,132nm range and a useful load of 1,600kg.