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Swiss government officials fly closer with PC-24
The PC-24 that will be operated by the Swiss Air Force for the country's government is the 21st to come off of the production line. Pilatus chairman Oscar J. Schwenk is working for more government orders.
Chairman of Pilatus Oscar J. Schwenk, president of the Swiss Federal Council Ueli Maurer, project leader at PC-24 Armasuisse Toni Büsch and commander of the Swiss Air Force Bernhard Müller.
Read this story in our April 2019 printed issue.

The Swiss government has taken delivery of the Pilatus PC-24 it ordered in 2014. Ueli Maurer, president of the Swiss Confederation, took delivery of the PC-24 at a recent handover ceremony held in Berne.

The aircraft replaces a business jet supplied by a North American manufacturer and will be operated by the Swiss Air Force for government flights. It has a white-grey livery with a Swiss cross on the tail fin with the words 'Swiss Air Force'. Its serial number is 121, indicating that it is the 21st PC-24 to come off the production line.

“I'm delighted the Swiss government opted for our product and will travel aboard the PC-24,” comments Pilatus chairman Oscar J. Schwenk. “This choice sends a very important signal for our brand-new business jet. I'm confident that other governments will adopt the PC-24 once they see the unrivalled opportunities and flexibility which it offers.”

The PC-24 has a flat floor cabin and can accommodate up to eight passengers plus crew and luggage. In addition to its spacious cabin and speed, government passengers will also benefit from a large cargo door and the jet's ability to use short runways. It will primarily be used for travel within Europe and has a range of 2,000 nm, flying at a speed of 440 kts.

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