Pilatus PC-12 Sales Breaks Records

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Citing 2005 as the best year yet for sales of its PC-12 single-engine turboprop, Pilatus Aircraft announced late last month that the company delivered 80 PC-12 business turboprop aircraft to retail customers around the world. The 80 deliveries were comprised of 61 aircraft in North America, 10 in Europe, 4 in South Africa, 2 in Australia, 2 in South America, and 1 in Russia. According to data recently released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Pilatus PC-12 was the top-selling model of all turbine-powered business aircraft produced by any manufacturer in the world for the third year in a row.

“In 2005, we were fortunate to see extremely strong demand for the PC-12,” said Oscar J. Schwenk, president and CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. “The strong economies in nearly all regions of the world helped set a new production and sales record for Pilatus.”