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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pilatus Signs First PC-24 Orders

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[Aviation Today May 20, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus signed its first orders for its new aircraft, the PC-24 twin-engine business jet, on the first day of the 2014 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE).

PC-24 at EBACE 2014. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus.

Originally launched at the 2013 EBACE convention, the $8.9 million PC-24 seats up to 10 passengers and features an avionics system developed by Honeywell.  The first customers came from a variety of different regions, including U.S.-based PlaneSense, Jetfly of Luxembourg and Falcon Aviation Services of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 
Cederic Lescop, CEO of Jetfly said that flying the PC-24 provides a large cabin with "the price of a small jet and the landing performance of the best turboprops."

"In terms of operations, our first fleet customers cover a wide spectrum of different use. In terms of location, too, we will see our PC-24 flying in many areas of the world right from the start of deliveries," said Markus Bucher, CEO of of Pilatus. 

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