Oriens Aviation exhibits PC-12 NG at Aero Expo
Oriens Aviation, the UK and Ireland distributor of the PC-12 NG, has gained several sales leads after exhibiting the aircraft at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, and Aero Expo at Sywell in the UK.
The 2016 version of the turboprop has a higher cruise speed of 322 mph and additional features.
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Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO of Oriens Aviation based at Biggin Hill says that new version of the aircraft offers an even quieter flight with the introduction of a 5 bladed propeller, and other performance boosting features with no compromise to operating costs.
“Our brand new demonstrator PC-12 acted as a magnet as it stood in the sun at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where we were the Airfield sponsors, and also at Aero Expo. “
“Our brand new demonstrator PC-12 acted as a magnet as it stood in the sun at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where we were the Airfield sponsors, and also at Aero Expo. Our promotional team collected the info on over 8 potential customers on top of which we have already flown 3 demo flights on G-RABB with a further 3 booked in the coming fortnight. This offers the opportunity for demonstration flights and experience travelling in comfort and style,” said Brenninkmeyer. “Many people are amazed by the residual value – even a 10 year old PC-12 can hold close to 80% of its value.”
The first order for the 2016 version has already been delivered to a customer in Ireland. The aircraft can be configured to carry up to 9 people and has a fully enclosed lavatory.
Since 1994 over 40 of the PC-12 turboprop aircraft have been sold in the UK. The worldwide fleet of almost 1400 PC-12s has now clocked up over five million hours in the air.