Pilatus Ups PC-12 Performance and Price

 - October 25, 2006, 5:02 AM

Pilatus’ PC-12 turboprop single will receive several upgrades next year, raising the base price of the aircraft by $80,000 to $2.79 million and a typically equipped aircraft to $3.4 million. Mtow goes up to 10,450 pounds from 9,920 pounds for a 530-pound increase in useful load. New winglets will reduce drag and improve crosswind control, and Flettner tabs on the ailerons will reduce roll control forces, Pilatus said. Crew seats will feature adjustable lumbar supports, seat backs, arm rests, thigh supports and headrests. Longer-lasting LED lights will be used in the cabin and for the navigation lights.