Pilatus Breaks Ground On New U.S. Facility


Pilatus officials held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a new facility at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado, which will provide completions, sales, and service support for the fleet, including the PC-24 twinjet. The new facility is expected to open in the spring of 2018, on the currently undeveloped west side of the airport, and will employ about 140 workers by 2020, when the PC-24 is in full production. Pilatus said their current facility, on the east side of the airport, which provides PC-12 support, will be closed and those 80 workers will move to the new 118,000-square-foot building.

Thomas Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, hosted the ceremony. “We are extremely happy and proud to begin construction of this new facility,” he said.”Pilatus has enjoyed steady growth in the business aviation market in our 20 years at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, and we are delighted to have the confidence to expand our operations and employment here in Jefferson County. Our employees, partners, and customers for the top-selling PC-12 NG business turboprop and the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet are very excited to move into this state-of-the-art building, which will bring our entire team under one roof.”