Pilatus opens PC-24 jet order book at EBACE 2014
Pilatus opens new jet order book at Geneva show next week.
Pilatus Aircraft will open the PC-24 jet order book next week at the EBACE 2014 show in Geneva. The company will also announce some of the first customers to order the new business jet.
The Swiss manufacturer will have a full sized mock-up on their exhibition stand with a PC-12 turboprop aircraft outside in the static display.
As previously announced at EBACE 2013, Pilatus will sign the first sales contracts for its PC-24 at the show this coming week. The Pilatus booth will feature a giant screen, symbolising an order book, on which visitors will be able to follow the progress of PC-24 sales live. Pilatus will announce more details of the first customers as soon as contracts are signed.
Oscar J. Schwenk, chairman of the Board of Directors says: “The PC-24 project was unveiled to the general public exactly a year ago. The interest from potential customers has been overwhelming ever since. It was soon clear to us that our new aircraft occupies a unique but typically Pilatus market niche. For everyone at ourfactory in Stans who is involved in this project, it is a source of motivation and reward to know that we have already found the first customers for our new business jet, even though it is still undergoing development. The sales registered at this year’s EBACE are another major milestone in the PC-24 project.”
Pilatus plans to roll-out the first aircraft on 1 August 2014, Switzerland’s National Day at their factory in Stans.
Three prototypes will be built for the PC-24 flight test programme, the maiden flight is scheduled for early 2015. Certification and first deliveries to customers are planned from 2017 onwards.