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Tradewind boosts fleet with PC-12 NGX order
Currently enjoying annual growth and increased demand, Tradewind has decided the time is right to upgrade its Pilatus fleet. Twenty PC-12 NGX turboprops will be arriving over the course of the next five years.
The Tradewind team has ordered 20 brand-new PC-12 NGXs.

Oxford, Connecticut-based Tradewind Aviation has placed a firm order for 20 brand-new PC-12 NGX single engine turboprop aircraft. The order will expand its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s to 38. The first delivery is slated for the third quarter 2022, with the remaining orders scheduled to deliver over the next five years at a rate of three to four PC-12 NGX per year.

The company has operated both on demand private charter and scheduled shuttle services throughout the US and Caribbean since 2001. In addition to strengthening Tradewind's long-standing relationship with the leading Swiss aerospace manufacturer, the purchase will enable the private aviation company to significantly grow and enhance its Pilatus fleet, benefitting both clientele and crew members alike.

Co-founder and president Eric Zipkin says: “We are excited to grow our fleet of Pilatus PC-12 NGX turboprops and further our partnership with a well-respected industry leader. The latest Pilatus enhancements will benefit our crew and clientele. We look forward to continuing to deliver excellent service to our clients and to Tradewind's constant growth over the coming years.”

Pilatus Business Aircraft CEO Thomas Bosshard adds: “Our customers value the reliability, performance, safety and innovation that the PC-12 NGX has to offer, and market demand remains strong. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Tradewind as it upgrades and expands its fleet, and we look forward to celebrating its uninterrupted success for years to come.”

The latest version of the PC-12, the NGX boasts a completely redesigned and modernised cabin, featuring larger windows and versatile BMW Designworks seating. Its powerful, PW&C PT6 E-series engine and advanced single-pilot avionics system automate the flight controls, allowing for lower fuel burn and less noise. The innovative and efficient features of the PC-12 NGX correlate with Tradewind's commitment to sustainability and new carbon offset programme, which will allow its customers to access remote destinations while combatting climate change.

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