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Pilatus deals with backlog of orders as demand is high
PIlatus is experiencing a strong demand for its PC-12 NGX and PC-24 as sales continue to exceed its original projections. The PC-24 fleet has grown to more than 120 aircraft operating in a wide range of roles.
The Pilatus PC-24.

Pilatus has reported strong demand, as it deals with its backlog of orders.

The PC-24 fleet has grown to more than 120 aircraft operating in a wide range of roles including corporate transport, charter, fractional and air ambulance. It differs from all other business jets in that it incorporates a standard large cargo door, has a cabin that can quickly be reconfigured between seats and cargo, and is designed to operate from short runways.

Markus Bucher, Pilatus ceo says: “We still hear reactions from people discovering the PC-24 for the first time that they did not realise how large, roomy and luxurious the passenger cabin is. It truly combines the cabin of a midsize jet with the economy of a light jet and the utility of a turboprop. As we bring the PC-24 to the attention of prospective customers outside the Pilatus family we are very encouraged that it will provide a long and productive future for its operators and Pilatus.“

The PC-12 NGX is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E-67XP engine, the first dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system in a general aviation turboprop aircraft. In addition to higher cruise speeds, lower cabin noise and reduced operating costs enabled by the PT6 E-series engine, it says the NGX features an executive interior, larger cabin windows and a digital auto-throttle to reduce pilot workload and improve engine efficiency and longevity.

Commenting on the business aviation industry's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Bucher adds: “Both the PC-12 and the PC-24 are certified to operate using SAF. This is a step in the right direction. But the best way by far to reduce emissions is to use less fuel. This is the fundamental philosophy behind the single-engine turboprop's design, and part of Pilatus' DNA. Operators of large jets can fly the vast majority of their typical trips in a PC-12 while consuming 75 percent less fuel.”

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