Pilatus debuts third PC-24 at EBACE


Pilatus PC-24 third prototype

Pilatus will display the third PC-24 (P03) prototype at this years’ European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition.

The aircraft is the first production conforming PC-24 to be built.

The company says that serial production is already underway, and will be ramped up ready for the first customer delivery.

“I’m delighted that we can now unveil the first series-conform PC-24 to the general public at EBACE. We are confident of being able to convince even more potential customers of the uniquely outstanding performance of our Made-in-Switzerland Business Jet!” said Oscar Schwenk, chairman, Pilatus.

P03 flew for the first time on March 6, and has contributed to the test fleets total 1525 hours over 950 flights.

Next to P03 will be a 1:1 mock-up with a “Vail” style interior, which demonstrates the 6 plus 2 seating configuration.

In 2014, Pilatus sold 84 PC-24s in the space of just 36 hours. The aircraft is expected to gain certification in the fourth quarter of 2018, with customer deliveries beginning shortly afterwards.

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