Less than three years after the first delivery was made, the 100th PC-24 has been handed over to its new owner – Luxembourg-headquartered Jetfly. The type is now present on every continent; it provides medevac flights in Australia and the USA, business travel for a German automobile manufacturer and transport for government officials in South Africa and Switzerland. The global fleet has clocked up more than 33,500 safe hours in the air so far, of which over 2,375 hours have been accumulated by the fleet leader.
From now on, the PC-24 is also available with a modular inflight catering facility. The forward galley is located in the front section of the cabin and offers additional stowage room for coffee, ice, beverages and catering items. The Super Versatile Jet also features modern, fuel-efficient Williams engines and smart advanced cockpit environment.
Jetfly has operated Pilatus Aircraft for over 20 years. With this delivery, Jetfly now runs a Pilatus fleet of 51 aircraft, the largest in Europe.
CEO Cédric Lescop says: “We are excited and proud to take delivery of the 100th PC-24 manufactured at the factory in Stans. The Jetfly group already operates nine Pilatus PC-24s on behalf of more than 50 European owners and co-owners. All our customers without exception have been impressed by the quality of the PC-24 and the incredible performance. After two years of operation, our customers are still enthusiastic about their acquisition, which is a sign to us of the success of this new aircraft programme, which is well on the way to becoming another market bestseller, just like the PC-12.”
Oscar J Schwenk, chairman of Pilatus, adds: “We hit the bullseye with the PC-24: I'm very encouraged by such high demand. We're already sold out for 2021, but the order book is open for deliveries from 2022 onward. Investment in the PC-24 helps us to secure jobs at our Swiss site on a long-term basis. We are also working on further optimisations. In short, we will spare no effort to ensure that the PC-24 stays the undisputed leader in its class, exactly as the PC-12 is now.”