Pilatus has delivered the 1,300th PC-12 turboprop to Surf Air, a regional airline based in California. The delivery was made during a ceremony held at the Pilatus facility in Broomfield, Colorado.
Pilatus’ 1,300th PC-12NG is Surf Air’s fourth new PC-12NG delivery since the operator placed an order last year for 15 PC-12NG aircraft, with options for an additional 50.
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Thomas Bosshard, president and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, said: “We are delighted that this milestone aircraft is going into service with Surf Air. Due to its key capabilities, its large cabin and continual development, demand for the PC-12NG remains very high around the world. Companies like Surf Air innovate around a travel model that opens access to the benefits of business aviation to many more individuals and companies.”
Jeff Potter, president and CEO of Surf Air, said: “We are proud to partner with Pilatus, and honoured to take delivery today of their 1,300th PC-12. The efficiency, comfort, and performance of the PC-12NG are key attributes that help make the Surf Air business model work so well. We are looking forward to our next delivery and continuing to expand our unique service.”
Operating executive-configured Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, Surf Air flies to and from airports in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Metro Area, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad/San Diego, Truckee/Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas with plans for additional destinations to follow.