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Albinati gains MPO approval for PC-12
As a multi-pilot operation, Albinati crews can operate a PC-12 more safely thanks to the shared workload, in particular the greater ability to scan for and act in potentially difficult situations.
Albinati Aeronautics is the first Swiss operator to be approved for Multi-Pilot Operations for Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

Albinati Aeronautics has become the first Swiss operator to be approved for multi-pilot operations (MPO) from both pilot seats for Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

The advantages of multi-pilot operations on single-pilot certified aircraft include enhanced resilience and teamwork by both pilots; improved decision making by the full crew; and higher standards for operating procedural compliance.

By being approved to operate as a Multi-Pilot Aircraft, from both left-hand and right-hand seat, pilots can be trained according to their respective roles and grow within the company, and onto other aircraft, in a more secure way.

“The flight operations and training departments at Albinati Aeronautics have worked together to develop so-called Standard Operating Procedures allowing pilots to fly the Pilatus PC-12 safely from both the right-hand seat as well as from the left-hand seat as it was originally designed,” says Marc Monod, flight operations manager.

Albinati Aeronautics will now apply the same philosophy of its managed Pilatus PC-12 to its entire fleet.

The company has also recently welcomed a privately operated Dassault Falcon 7X to its fleet which, with a range of 5,950nm, can connect city pairs like Geneva-São Paulo, London-Los Angeles or Paris-Tokyo. It joins a list of ultra long-range aircraft in the Albinati fleet, including a Global 7500 and a Falcon 8X. A Bombardier Global 6000 is to follow in December. By the end of the year, Albinati Aeronautics’ global managed fleet will grow to a total of more than 25 aircraft.

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