Pilatus Aircraft has added Tronrud Aviation as its newest PC-12 sales and service center, for a territory covering Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Tronrud Aviation is a subsidiary of Tronrud Engineering, which is based at the 600-acre Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park, about 30 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway. Tronrud Engineering was founded in 1977 by Ola Tronrud and employs more than 170 people in Norway and Singapore.
Tronrud manufactures complex robotic machinery and parts in a variety of fields. In aviation the company makes a robotic system that automatically welds parts to turbine engine vanes and performs quality control measurements during the process. Tronrud also makes a unique trolley that lifts a helicopter up by the skids for easy movement on the ground.
“The PC-12NG is ideal for the Nordic countries,” said Tronrud Aviation CEO, Ola Tronrud. “The aircraft can reach even remote places with short runways. A durable construction with its large cabin and practical cargo door provides the ideal solution for transporting people and goods. We look forward to working together with Pilatus.”
“The excellent reputation, well-trained staff and years of experience make Tronrud Aviation a perfect partner,” said Fred Muggli, head of PC-12 sales and marketing at Pilatus (Chalet 7031).