Denmark's Copenhagen Air Taxi (CAT) is looking to add commercial SET ops with the PC-12 to its current flying programme, which includes scheduled routes to the small islands in Denmark.
Chief flight instructor Jimmy Arly Larsen says: “We are seeing a greater demand for pilot education right now, which is one of our core businesses, but uppermost in our minds is the new market for the PC-12 which will be live in the next few months. Approval has been sought from the Danish CAA according to the new SET-IMC rules, so hopefully within the next few weeks we will be able to start up the operation for PC-12 charter flights in Europe.
“What I like about the PC-12 is the comfort of the cabin. You have the kind of cabin that you find in Citation jets or similar. We know it is not a stand-up cabin but it is quite close to it. The noise level inside is also very good. You can get up a good speed in the aircraft and the range is favourable.
“We can get in and out of small airports and in Denmark can be supported on all the islands even though some of the runways are only 650m, bringing clients closer to their final destination.”
For more than a year CAT has been rostering pilots for private flights for the company that owns the PC-12, giving the operator prior access to the aircraft. “The owners of these aircraft want to gain some more hours, so that's why it was quite obvious for us to get them on the AOC,” concludes Larsen.