Mon, Sep 24, 2007
Updated Turboprop Makes Public Debut At NBAA 2007
Pilatus tells ANN it is experiencing unprecedented demand for
the Next Generation PC-12. The high performance single-engine
turboprop is making its public debut at the 2007 National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Atlanta, GA.
“When the Next Generation PC-12 was announced at NBAA last
year, it immediately became a sensation,” said Thomas
Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. “Even before we had
released many details about the aircraft, orders began to pour in.
Now that people are seeing it in person for the first time, the
excitement is tremendous.”
Pilatus sells most of its PC-12s through a worldwide network of
Pilatus Sales Centers, who then retail them to individual
customers. Many Pilatus Sales Centers are already sold out of Next
Generation PC-12s through the end of 2009.
The Swiss planemaker notes that according to statistics from the
General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the PC-12 has been the
number one selling turbine-powered business aircraft for the last
The Next Generation PC-12 features a number of improvements to
the erstwhile PC-12 airframe... including a fully integrated
Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system, a new cockpit designed by
BMW DesignworksUSA, and a more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd was founded in 1939 and is currently world
market leader in the manufacture and sale of single-engine
turboprop aircraft. It is the only Swiss company that develops and
produces private and training aircraft.
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