Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the Pilatus PC-24 business jet yesterday afternoon here at Dubai 2013. The new jet was launched in May at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. While Pilatus said it will not open the PC-24’s order book until EBACE 2014, this is the first reported LOI for the new aircraft, potentially placing the UAE aircraft and charter management firm as one of the launch customers when orders are officially taken.
Signing the tentative deal for the PC-24 yesterday at the Pilatus chalet were HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, chairman of Falcon Aviation Services, and Pilatus vice president of government aviation Jim Roche. The LOI is for an unspecified number of the twinjets.