Pilatus Delivers 100th PC-24


Pilatus announced the delivery of its 100th PC-24 business to new owner Jetfly Aviation on Tuesday. The PC-24 received its FAA and EASA type certifications in December 2017 and the first aircraft was delivered to New Hampshire-based PlaneSense the following February. According to Pilatus, the PC-24 fleet has logged more than 33,500 flight hours to date with the fleet leader accumulating 2,375 hours.

“We hit the bullseye with the PC-24: I’m very encouraged by such high demand,” said Pilatus Chairman Oscar Schwenk. “We’re already sold out for 2021, but the order book is open for deliveries from 2022 onward. Investment in the PC-24 helps us to secure jobs at our Swiss site on a long-term basis. We are also working on further optimisations.”

The single-pilot-certified PC-24 has a 2,000-NM range, 440-knot maximum cruise speed, 2,500-pound payload and paved-runway takeoff distance of 2,930 feet. The 11-passenger jet is powered by Williams FJ44-4A engines. As previously reported by AVweb, the PC-24 obtained full rough field certification in February 2020.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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    • Most jets this size have a payload between 2000-2500 lbs with full fuel. Even though this model may offer up to 11 seats he typical passenger load is more like 2-6 and these type jets are rarely used on max range flights. The design allows for a trade-off between range or payload, no different from a small single engine plane or large passenger jet.

      • I stand corrected, in this case 2500 lbs is max payload, period. The payload numbers are lower with a higher fuel load, down to 800 lbs for a max range flight.

      • Just a coincidence, but yesterday I was looking at FlightRadar 24 and there was a PC24 going from Las Vegas to Cancun. I’m guessing one of those seats converts to a toilet. At least I hope so.