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Pilatus announces certification for the PC-12 NG

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce receipt of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the Next Generation PC-12, now officially called the PC-12 NG. Announced at NBAA 2006, the Next Generation program is the latest progression of the highly successful PC-12 turboprop. Pilatus engineers worked diligently over the last years in order to achieve timely certification.

EASA and FAA certification are significant milestones that will allow deliveries of the PC-12 NG to begin immediately.

Featuring a number of significant improvements, 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-67P engine, the PC-12 NG sets the tone for the market sector.

Speaking from Pilatus headquarters in Stans, Switzerland, Thomas Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd commented: “Since original certification was achieved, the PC-12 has proven itself as a thoroughly reliable and robust aircraft. With the arrival of the PC-12 NG we are witnessing the natural evolution of a product which continues to lead the field in both operating efficiency and performance.”

With the worldwide fleet numbering over 780 aircraft the PC-12 NG continues to generate strong interest from operators worldwide. As businesses strive to operate as competitively as possible, the PC-12 NG’s versatility and low direct operating costs are more pertinent than ever before.

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. Pilatus, which is headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, is licensed to maintain and perform upgrades on a variety of aircraft. This service is complemented by three independent subsidiaries in Altenrhein (Switzerland), in Broomfield (Colorado, USA) and Adelaide (Australia). With over 1250 employees at its headquarters, Pilatus is one of the largest employers in Central Switzerland.

Press release issued by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd on April 4, 2008


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