Pilatus PC-9

June 30, 2008 - 7:50am

Pilatus Aircraft announced here an expanding suite of maintenance support choices for PC-12 customers under the umbrella name of ServiceWorx. Options include PlaneTrax Electronic Maintenance & Flight Data Tracking and Diagnostix Propulsion Monitoring.  Both programs are offered at no charge to customers of new PC-12s for the first year of ownership ($2,000 annually thereafter for PlaneTrax; $995 annually for Diagnostix).

May 17, 2008 - 11:39pm

At the Pilatus shareholder meeting earlier this year, triumphant chairman Oscar Schwenk declared, “In 2007, we sold more aircraft, we achieved a higher turnover, we attained a better operating result and we have a larger order backlog than ever!” With sales of the PC-12 pressurized business utility single turboprop aircraft peaking above output capacity for several consecutive years and trainer sales picking up, the Swiss manufacturer is truly

May 6, 2008 - 10:49am

A big mission for a big company usually means a big airplane with a cavernous interior and enough fuel to carry a large load over thousands of miles. But to accomplish that there is always a cost-benefit compromise. When a big mission appears for a small company, the economics often translate into a small airplane, which means even more mission compromises.

May 6, 2008 - 6:31am

Trade and marketing consultants Garsol Management Innovators of Makati City, the Philippines, have announced plans for the formation of an international flying school at Clark Field. This former U.S. Air Force base was abandoned some 10 years ago following the eruption of nearby Mount Pinatubo, which deposited large quantities of volcanic ash on the field.

February 17, 2008 - 11:18pm

The Republic of Singapore Air Force is the first export customer for the latest Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer, developed to train pilots to front-line fighter level without intermediate training on a jet. Singapore’s new training program also is innovative on another level–under its private-public structure, Lockheed Martin serves as the main contractor, supplying all the infrastructure and leaving only the teaching to the military.

February 8, 2008 - 4:51am

Originally scheduled for certification by the end of last year, the newest version of the Pilatus PC-12 is now slated for certification early this year, with customer deliveries to follow in the second quarter.

February 8, 2008 - 4:51am

Originally scheduled for certification by the end of last year, the newest version of the Pilatus PC-12 is now slated for certification early this year, with customer deliveries to follow in the second quarter.

October 8, 2007 - 7:21am

When Pilatus unveiled the PC-12 turboprop single at the 1989 NBAA Convention in Atlanta, the Swiss company envisioned it as a utility airplane geared for small-package express deliveries, and the corporate and special-use markets. In other words, it saw it as being in direct competition with Cessna’s Caravan.

September 25, 2007 - 4:14pm

Pilatus Aircraft (Booth No. 757) unveiled its Next Generation PC-12 here at NBAA’07 yesterday. “We’ve taken a great airframe and changed almost everything from front to back,” said Thomas Hunziker, president and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, introducing the aircraft.

May 11, 2007 - 5:52am

For the first time in many years, Pilatus Aircraft has full order books for both

 
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