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PC-12 delivery makes PlaneSense for fractional company
PlaneSense recently took delivery of its 75th Pilatus PC-12, adding to the growing fleet on its fractional programme. It has acquired more PC-12s new from the manufacturer than any other operator in the world.
PlaneSense has taken delivery of N131AF, bringing its current fleet up to 38 of the type.

New Hampshire-based PlaneSense has taken delivery of its 75th Pilatus PC-12. The first one arrived in 1995, serial number 120, the 20th PC-12 off the Pilatus assembly line, and launched the company's fractional programme.

“The PC-12 has been the foundation of the PlaneSense programme,“ says president and CEO George Antoniadis. “Its reliability, comfort, safety record and versatility provide PlaneSense share owners with the most intelligent solution for private travel at a responsible price point.”

Pilatus Aircraft CEO Markus Bucher congratulated PlaneSense on this milestone: “We have enjoyed being a part of the company's continued growth and are honoured that PlaneSense and its clients value the Pilatus PC-12 and its capabilities. We look forward to delivering many more PC-12s to PlaneSense for years to come.”

The comany manages all maintenance of its PC-12 fleet from facilities in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Boulder City, Nevada. While it has taken delivery of 75 PC-12s over the years, it is not currently still flying all those aircraft. To keep the fleet young and provide clients with the most advanced technology, it sells aircraft out of the fleet after a period of time. The average age of the PC-12 fleet is currently 5.6 years and will number 38 aircraft by year end 2021, with six more ordered for 2022.

PlaneSense expanded its fractional programme offering in 2018 with Pilatus PC-24s; it now has six in its fleet with one more expected in 2021 and three more in 2022.

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