According to a Pilatus statement, the development project of the versatile PC-24 jet has now entered its final phase, and the third prototype, which corresponds to the production standard, is currently undergoing function reliability tests.
“I’m very pleased with the progress of the development programme and am looking forward to the moment when we are awarded the type certificate and can hand over the PC-24 to our first customer,” said Oscar J. Schwenk, chairman of Pilatus.
“I have no doubt whatsoever that the future operators will be more than delighted with the outstanding performance of the Super Versatile Jet and the countless possibilities it offers.”
On 1 September, Pilatus launched a 24/7 customer service facility where owners of the PC-24 as well as the PC-12 aircraft can request spare parts and other technical support worldwide. Pilatus also expanded its global network of PC-24 Service Centres. In addition, it developed a flight simulator and training units to instruct future PC-24 crews.
The PC-24 will be on display at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which will be held in Las Vegas in October.