Pilatus is celebrating a milestone with its PC-24 aircraft. Just under three years after delivering the first aircraft in this model series, the company has now sent out the hundredth order for this airplane. It will be used by the Luxembourg-based airline Jetfly for business flights.
“We are excited and proud to take delivery of the hundredth PC-24 manufactured at the factory in Stans”, comments Cédric Lescop, CEO of Jetfly, in a press release issued by Pilatus. The company was impressed by the quality and performance of the aircraft. Jetfly already operates around 50 Pilatus aircraft – nine of which are PC-24s. Jetfly therefore runs the largest Pilatus fleet in Europe overall.
The PC-24 has space for up to ten passengers and offers a washroom with toilet, a luggage room, which is accessible during the flight, as well as a wardrobe. A modular catering facility can also be installed on request. An advantage of the aircraft is that it can also land at short, remote runways. In comparison with other jets currently available on the market, the PC-24 enables access to almost twice as many aerodromes around the world.
According to Pilatus, the PC-24 aircraft is already being used on all continents. For example, this model is used for ambulance flights in Australia and Alaska. Moreover, business flights are also conducted with the PC-24 in both the USA and Germany. In the south of Africa and Switzerland, the PC-24 serves as transportation for government officials.
“We hit the bullseye with the PC-24: I’m very encouraged by such high demand. We’re already sold out for 2021, but the order book is open for deliveries from 2022 onward”, comments Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pilatus, in the press release.