July 5th, 2017 (PRIEST RIVER, ID) World-leading aerospace design, product development and manufacturing company Aerocet® announced today that it has received European Union-EASA approval on the 6650 amphibious twin aircraft composite floats for the Quest Aircraft model KODIAK 100.
“Between March and May we received our Indonesian STC and Ecuadorian STC, this is now complemented with the EASA (E.U.) STC on the Aerocet® model 6650 amphibious floats for the KODIAK 100 aircraft, for a total of thirty three (33) countries in all” stated Matt Sigfrinius-VP of OEM Sales for Aerocet®.
EASA approval applies to twenty seven (27) E.U. member countries which include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
The EASA approval also covers what are called “EASA associated countries” which include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
The EASA approval on the model 6650 floats was an important move to support the operating capabilities of the Quest Aircraft model KODIAK 100 within the Euro market.
“We continue to receive numerous inquiries from EU customers” said Matt Sigfrinius-VP OEM Sales for Aerocet®. “The versatility of the aircraft along with the performance and low operational costs of the floats make it perfect for a wide-range of applications.” Sigfrinius added.
Aerocet®’s lightweight composite floats give the operator a higher useful load, eliminate leaks and corrosion typically associated with heavier aluminum floats, therefore substantially reducing operating costs while improving performance. The floats incorporate Aerocet® patented Oil-Bath Wheels, virtually eliminating bearing maintenance. Other enhancements to the floats include our advanced landing gear advisory system, which grants pilots a more safe and efficient product, as well as large storage lockers for loading versatility and convenience.
Established in 1986, Aerocet® is the world’s premier manufacturer of certified composite aircraft floats. The company’s product line includes straight composite aircraft float models for water only landings, as well as amphibious aircraft floats designed for both land and water landings. For more information about Aerocet®, or performance specs for the Aerocet® model 6650 floats, visit aerocet.com or call (208) 448-0400.
Matthew Sigfrinius-VP OEM Sales