Pilatus Notes Strong Interest From Jet Owners | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.31.15

Airborne 09.01.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.31.15

Airborne 09.01.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Tue, Oct 07, 2008

Pilatus Notes Strong Interest From Jet Owners

Turboprop Interest Soars On High Fuel Prices

Swiss planemaker Pilatus had little in the way of new announcements at NBAA 2008, but they didn't seem to mind... as interest in the company's PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop is keeping the company quite busy, thank you.

According to the company, among the customers checking out the latest variant of the PC-12 are current jet aircraft owners, as well as prospective jet buyers. While high fuel prices are taking a toll on the entire corporate aviation market, Pilatus notes every cloud has a silver lining.

Pilatus says its dealer network from Australia to the USA report customers are expressing a desire to step out of their thirsty jet aircraft in to the ultra efficient PC-12 NG. With a cabin size comparable to jet aircraft costing more than twice as much and a fuel burn saving of up to 50 percent, the case for the PC-12 NG has never been stronger.

"Pilatus takes great pride in its ability to offer the marketplace a thoroughly efficient workhorse with versatility and capabilities that rival those of aircraft costing twice as much," said Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman & CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. "Our ongoing commitment to the PC-12 continues through our recent introduction of the PC-12 NG which offers pilots sophisticated flight management capabilities and system integration to further enhance operating efficiencies."

Certified earlier this year, the PC-12 NG features a number of significant improvements over its predecessor, including a fully integrated Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system, a completely new cockpit designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and a more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine.

FMI: www.pilatusaircraft.com

Advertisement

More News

AeroSports Update: Rob Holland Wins The Gold

It Was A Big Day For The U.S. National Aerobatic Team As Rob Holland Takes The Gold In The Four Minute Free Program On August 29 It’s been reported on the International Aerob>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.15)

FAA NAS Systems Engineering Portal (SEP) This site renames the NAS Enterprise Architecture Portal and acknowledges a more robust systems engineering and planning perspective along >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.15): Landing Gear Extend Speed

The maximum speed an aircraft can be safely flown while the landing gear is extended.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.02.15)

"Business Aviation’s global CO2 emissions are very small, being approximately 2 percent of all aviation and .04 percent of global man-made carbon emissions." Source: Excerpt >[...]

Passengers Brawl On JetBlue Flight

Razor, Pepper Spray Used In Conflict Between Two Women On Board Two women on board a JetBlue flight from Kingston, Jamaica to JFK airport in New York got into a brawl as the flight>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC