Pilatus Aircraft reached a significant milestone last week when the 1,000th PC-12 single-engine turboprop business aircraft was delivered in Canada to David Fountain, a private owner from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since its introduction in 1994, the PC-12 has amassed more than 2.6 million flight hours in a variety of roles ranging from transport, commuter, air ambulance, police and border surveillance, cargo, incident response, military liaison, and as regional airliner.
“The traditional Pilatus qualities of high performance, rugged durability, versatility and superior operating economics have been the foundation of every PC-12 we build,” said Oscar Schwenk, chairman and CEO. “Today’s PC-12 NG is generations ahead of the first Pilatus delivered back in 1994. But it still holds to these same principles that have made the PC-12 program such a great success.”