Fractional ownership provider Jetfly Aviation introduced its first PC-12 NGX into its fleet, in addition to taking delivery of a fifth PC-24. With the latest additions, Jetfly has 47 Pilatus aircraft, the largest such fleet in Europe.
Unveiled during NBAA-BACE 2019, the PC-12 NGX is equipped with an updated Pratt & Whitney PT6E-67XP engine that includes a full authority digital engine control, marking a first for business turboprops. In addition, the aircraft includes a fully integrated autothrottle option and features a new passenger cabin that draws from the PC-24 twinjet.
“When Pilatus presented the upgraded features of the next generation of PC-12s to us last year, we were on board immediately,” said Jetfly general manager Maxime Bouchard. “The new cabin with its larger windows and full authority digital engine control system—to name but a few improvements—have added significantly to a product that is already extremely popular.”
Also an early operator of the PC-24 light jet, Jetfly has accrued more than 2,400 hours thus far on the four already in its fleet. “The handover of our fifth PC-24 within two years marks the end of a successful phase of expansion,” said Jetfly CEO Cédric Lescop. “We are proud that our PC-24 fractional ownership program has already attracted no fewer than 50 part-owners.” Jetfly anticipates adding a sixth PC-24 toward the end of the year.