Two new iPad applications offered by Pilatus through Apple’s iTunes store allow the user to create a personal PC-12 NG interior design and exterior paint scheme. The apps, one for the interior and one for the exterior, may be downloaded and installed on the iPad at no charge.
The interior design app lets the user select from one of four BMW DesignWorks USA interior themes specifically designed for the North and South American markets. In addition, customers can make individual adjustments to wood, carpet, leather, plating and other interior materials.
The companion app for exterior design allows the selection of multiple standard paint schemes and a palette of 40 colors to apply to individual elements in each scheme. In addition, the user can view the custom paint scheme from three different angles, both in the air and on the ground.
In both apps, the designs can be saved and sent directly to Pilatus to define specifications for the actual aircraft a customer has ordered. The apps also include a geo-synchronized mapping tool to locate the nearest Pilatus sales and service center, provide feedback to Pilatus, and contact the company or one of its sales representatives.