Pilatus has delivered its 1,700th PC-12, to long-term customer Jetfly Aviation. The company operates a fleet of 40 of the single-engine turboprop.
The worldwide PC-12 fleet has already clocked up more than seven million hours in the air, with customers ranging from businesses to private individuals, charter operations and medevac organisations. Pilatus expects deliveries of the PC-12 to exceed 80 by the end of 2019.
The key to the 1,700th PC-12, serial number 1912, was presented to Maxime Bouchard, managing director of Jetfly Aviation, at Pilatus’ head office in Stans, Switzerland. “We are thrilled to be taking delivery of the 1,700th PC-12,” said Cédric Lescop, Jetfly’s CEO. “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,” said Ignaz Gretener, vice president, general aviation, Pilatus. “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. 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.”
The PC-12 NGX, the latest generation of the PC-12, is due to be launched in 2020.