Quest Aircraft received FAA approval for a 565-lb. increase in the Kodiak’s maximum landing weight to 7,255 lb. – the same as the single-turboprop aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight. The increase is standard on new Kodiaks and available as an option to existing Kodiaks, the company says. The company has issued a service notice on the increase, saying no structural upgrade is required. “The increase in the landing weight allows us to maximize the gross weight of the airplane and gives ...

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