Pilatus Aircraft has delivered its 1,700th PC-12 to long-time fleet customer Jetfly Aviation.
The worldwide PC-12 fleet has already clocked up over seven million hours in the air. A wide variety of branches – including businesses, private individuals, charter operations and medevac organisations – have opted for the single-engine turboprop. As in the past, Pilatus expects deliveries of the PC-12 to exceed 80 by the end of 2019.
Cédric Lescop, CEO of Jetfly said, “We are thrilled to be taking delivery of the 1,700th PC-12. Jetfly operates the largest fleet of PC-12s in Europe, with 40 aircraft in service. The success of the Jetfly fractional programme would not have been possible without this ecological, safe, economic and high-performance aircraft.”
“We have enjoyed an excellent partnership with Jetfly for many years and we are obviously delighted to have them as our customer for this 1,700TH PC-12, which represents another milestone for our company. Our customers come into the PC-12 for the simple reason that it delivers the best combination of comfort, performance, safety and efficiency available at any price”, said Ignaz Gretener, VP general Aviation of Pilatus. “We aim to ensure the PC-12 remains the reliable, efficient aircraft it has come to be seen as worldwide, flown by customers who know they can depend on it for many years of excellent operation.”
Next year the Swiss aircraft manufacturer will launch the latest generation of the PC-12 – the PC-12 NGX.