Pilatus announced the delivery of its 1,700th PC-12 single-engine turboprop on Tuesday. The company says it expects hand over a total of more than 80 PC-12s in 2019. The 1,700th PC-12 was delivered to fractional ownership company Jetfly Aviation, which is based in Luxembourg. Jetfly currently has 40 PC-12s in service.
“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 Pilatus Vice President of General Aviation Ignaz Gretener. “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 flew for the first time in 1991 and was certified in 1994. As previously reported by AVweb, Pilatus introduced the latest update to the model, called the PC-12 NGX, at the 2019 NBAA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, last month.