Western Aircraft has added a Pilatus PC-24 to the Part 135 certificate of its WestAir division, which makes it the first in the U.S. to offer the Swiss-built business jet for charter, the company said today. “This aircraft has superior speed, range, and runway performance,” according to Phil Winters, Western Aircraft's v-p of aircraft sales and charter management. “It is also the first business jet in the world that has a standard pallet-sized cargo door, making the loading of even the bulkiest of items, such as a kayak, easy. It’s a true benefit for our charter customers.”
The Boise, Idaho-based FBO and MRO provider said the PC-24 is in WestAir’s aircraft management program. Western Aircraft noted WestAir’s experience operating Pilatus’ legacy and NG PC-12 turboprops, as well as its role as a Pilatus dealer and authorized service center.
WestAir has aircraft based in California, Idaho, and Washington, and provides service to more than 5,000 airports in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.