Pilatus building first PlaneSense PC-24
Final assembly work on the first PC-24 customer aircraft is continuing with the fuselage and wings of the first series-built PC-24 joined together at the head office site on 12 July 2017.
Series production is being accelerated continuously to ensure that prompt deliveries of first customer aircraft can go ahead immediately after certification.
[blockquote style=”1″]“We are excited to witness the fuselage-wing mating of the first production PC-24. We are proud to see the PC-24 sporting the PlaneSense colours, being the culmination of years of preparation.”[/blockquote]
George Antoniadis, president and CEO of PlaneSense, who travelled from the USA especially to watch the mating of the fuselage and wings said: “We are excited to witness the fuselage-wing mating of the first production PC-24. We are proud to see the PC-24 sporting the PlaneSense colours, being the culmination of years of preparation. Its large cabin and exceptionally versatile performance are features greatly anticipated by our fractional owners. Additionally, its revolutionary design and manufacturing pedigree will set it apart in day to day operations, allowing PlaneSense to further exceed our commitment to operational excellence and superior service.”
André Zimmermann, vice president, PC-24 at Pilatus added: “I am extremely pleased that today we successfully completed the fuselage to wing marriage of the first PC-24 for customer delivery. This is another very important and significant milestone in the PC-24’s development programme. We are now looking forward with great anticipation and tremendous pride to the very first customer handover later this year when PlaneSense will take delivery of their PC-24 and we witness the entry into service of our Super Versatile Jet.“
The very first PC-24 will go to the American fractional aircraft ownership business immediately after certification, scheduled during the 4th quarter of 2017. PlaneSense currently operates 34 PC-12s in the USA, and will add six PC-24s to its fleet.