PC-12 NGX Gets Canadian Nod, Deliveries Start in UK

 - July 31, 2020, 9:34 AM
The upgraded Pilatus PC-12 NGX has received type certification from Transport Canada, and Canadian Pilatus dealer Levaero Aviation said it will soon start deliveries of C-numbered NGXs. Meanwhile, British Isles Pilatus dealer Oriens Aviation just delivered its first NGX to a customer. (Photo: Oriens Aviation)

The upgraded Pilatus PC-12 NGX has received type certification from Transport Canada, Levaero Aviation—the Pilatus sales and service center for the U.S.’s northern neighbor—announced on Wednesday. With this approval now on the books, Levaero said it will imminently begin deliveries of C-numbered turboprop singles to customers. Levaero will also begin a Canadian demonstration tour of the aircraft in September.

“The NGX is the latest iteration of Pilatus’s class-leading PC-12 and will find a welcome home in Canada’s diverse operational environment,” said Levaero Aviation v-p of sales and business development Stan Kuliavas. “Canada is now home to more than one hundred PC-12s, and we look forward to the NGX joining those ranks in short order.”

In related news, Oriens Aviation—the Pilatus sales and service center for Pilatus Aircraft in the British Isles—yesterday delivered its first PC-12 NGX. The new airplane went to a private customer based in North West England. With PC-12 NGXs sold out for 2020, Oriens said its next NGX delivery is scheduled for mid-2021.

To date, 20 NGXs have been delivered by Pilatus, boosting the number of PC-12s flying worldwide to more than 1,750.