Pilatus, ExecuJet Go Their Separate Ways
South Africa-based ExecuJet Aviation and Swiss-based Pilatus decided to end their eight-year-old relationship servicing and selling the PC-12 turboprop single. In a statement, the two companies said the decision was taken jointly based on “strategic reasons, and future business plans of the two companies.” An official with Pilatus told AIN, “We felt that there was a potential conflict between the future plans of both companies.” Officials declined to elaborate. Pilatus and ExecuJet said they have agreed to a “transition plan that will ensure continuity of support [for PC-12 owners] in the regions where the current cooperation exists.” ExecuJet was responsible for PC-12 sales and service in Scandinavia, the Middle East, and South Africa, and, according to Pilatus, sold 12 of the aircraft. Pilatus is working on finding one or more companies to replace ExecuJet.