Pilatus Aircraft has achieved Transport Canada type certification for the PC-12 NGX. As Canada's authorised Pilatus sales and service centre, Levaero Aviation is eager to begin customer deliveries imminently.
Thomas Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft states: “To maintain the PC-12's leadership in the general aviation marketplace, we continuously seek innovative solutions which benefit the safety, comfort and productivity of our customers. The PC-12 NGX is a showcase for the advanced technology collaboration between Pilatus, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and Honeywell. Together, we took the best and made it even better. What's more, our customers do not have to wait years into the future to enjoy these benefits; the PC-12 NGX is here today.”
The NGX was built on the foundation of its predecessor, with significant upgrades throughout the aircraft. With an improved Pratt & Whitney PT6E engine, smarter avionics and a redesigned cabin with larger windows, the PC-12 NGX is the third generation PC-12.
“The NGX is the latest iteration of Pilatus' class-leading PC-12 and will find a welcome home in Canada's diverse operational environment. Canada is now home to more than one hundred PC-12s, and we look forward to the NGX joining those ranks in short order,” says Levaero Aviation VP of sales and business development Stan Kuliavas.
Other features of the PC-12 NGX include a maintenance interval extension to 600 hours, an increase of 1,500 hours to the engine TBO (now 5,000 hours), and hourly direct operating costs reduced by at least nine per cent. A new nose-to-tail maintenance programme along with already high historical residual values is expected to the NGX a valued business aircraft in its class.
With the Pilatus PC-12 NGX now available in Canada, Levaero is excited to announce a Canadian demonstration tour of the aircraft in September.