PC-24 eager to get started
The second prototype of the Pilatus Pc-24 super versatile business jet was on display during this week’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA–BACE) at Henderson Executive, Las Vegas, NV.
Three PC-24 prototypes have made a total of 1,250 flights for 2,000 hours in the air so far, in which all critical tests were completed with success. According to a company statement, function reliability tests are currently underway with P03, which corresponds to the production standard.
The Swiss OEM expects to obtain type certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December of this year. First delivery is expected is expected to occur in the same month.
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“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,” commented Pilatus Chairman Oscar Schwenk. “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.”