Pilatus Celebrates The 500th PC-12 Business Turboprop

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Meanwhile, another turboprop maker marked a milestone: In just 10 years of production, Pilatus Aircraft has racked up the 500th delivery of its popular single-engine business turboprop. According to Pilatus, the PC-12 has been the top-selling turbine-powered aircraft in general aviation for the past three years in a row, and orders for 2005 continue at a record pace. The 500th PC-12 was purchased by Mr. Scott Archer, managing director of The Barclay Group of Scottsdale, Ariz. Established in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft of Stans, Switzerland, says it is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprops. Based in Broomfield, Colo., Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.