air.one – 2018 Light Jet of the Year
The highly anticipated Pilatus PC-24 super versatile jet based on the same fundamental principles as the widely adopted and high performing PC-12 single turboprop.
The PC-24 is purpose build to be able to land on and off the field, with rugged landing gear and rear cargo door as standard it is not surprising that aeromedical operators such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Australia among the early adopters. Pilatus even defined an entirely new jet category, being the SVJ (Super Versatile Jet).
It is not just the action sport aficionados and aeromedical operators that are adopting this aircraft, it is also the most recently certified aircraft and among the highest performing in its class (take-off distance of only 2,930 ft), implementing the most advanced technologies from tip to tail, making it impossible to gloss over for any Part 135 / jet charter / fractional aircraft operator such as the launch customer PlaneSense in the USA and JetFly in Europe.
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Defining a jet class from a blank sheet design is no easy task, but a great opportunity to advance performance and comfort:
- Landing Gear: Based on the rugged gear of the PC-12, allowing this high performance jet to take-off and land on grass and gravel, opening access to 20,000+ airports globally.
- Avionics: The Pilatus ACE (Advanced Cockpit Environment) is single pilot certified for the owner pilot or economically minded. Standard equipment includes IRS (Inertial Reference System), SVS (Synthetc Vision), Autothrottle, TCAS II (Traffic Collision Avoidance) and LPV (Localiser Performance with Vertical guidance) and more.
- Cabin Features: Did we mention it has a large rear cargo door and a flat floor? These features alone make this aircraft unique, enabling multiple quick change configurations and or dedicated utility cabins such as aeromedical.
- Cabin Design: The generous flat floor cabin is designed in partnership with BMW Designworks, you can expect contemporary styling with the highest quality finishes.