In a ceremony yesterday at Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd’s facility in Broomfield, Colorado, the Swiss aircraft manufacturer delivered the 1,100th unit of its flagship single engine turboprop PC-12.
Thomas Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd stated, “We are extremely pleased to have the honor of delivering this milestone aircraft to Frontline Aviation. Since its introduction to the market in 1994, the PC-12 program has greatly exceeded all expectations originally set for it by Pilatus, and we anticipate continued popularity of the PC-12 NG for many years to come.”
The versatile PC-12 NG performs many roles worldwide, including executive transport, commuter, medevac, police and border surveillance, cargo transport, military liaison, and regional airliner. The PC-12 fleet has amassed 3.3 million flight hours of operating experience, including thousands of hours in some of the world’s harshest environments.
For the 10th consecutive year, PC-12 operators have ranked Pilatus customer support as the best in the industry in an annual survey conducted by Professional Pilot magazine.
Established in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing over 1300 people worldwide. Pilatus provides aircraft and aviation services worldwide for the general aviation, commercial, training, utility, and special mission markets.
Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.
Since its introduction in 1994, the PC-12 has steadily grown in sales and success to become one of the top selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. Its main advantages are: the possibility to take off from and land on short, grass airstrips, 9-seat cabin, the largest in this class and range of up to 1,560 nm. During the last 16 years, over 1,000 PC-12 were sold all over the world.