EBACE Convention News

Pilatus Opens the PC-24 Sales Pipeline

 - May 19, 2014, 7:00 PM
Pilatus PC-24 twinjet

Today marks the official launch of aircraft purchase agreements for the Pilatus PC-24 twinjet, which was unveiled at EBACE 2013 on May 21 last year. The company is officially signing agreements with launch customers here at its EBACE display, where visitors can get a taste of the PC-24’s interior in the full-scale mockup of the new jet. The $8.9 million (2017 economic terms) PC-24 will offer a new category to the business aviation market, according to Pilatus, which labels the PC-24 as a “super versatile jet.”

The flat-floor cabin seats six to eight passengers in a large volume of 501 cu ft. Range is 1,950 nm (NBAA IFR reserves, 100-nm alternate) and high-speed cruise speed is 425 ktas at FL300. Extra versatility comes from the PC-24’s large cargo door and ability to land on unimproved runways.

Rollout of the first PC-24 is scheduled for August 1 at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, with first flight planned by the end of this year and certification and entry into service in early 2017.

June 2017
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has restructured the MRJ development program and built one of the best teams in the industry.