Pilatus PC-24 arrives at EBACE 2016
The first PC-24 prototype, “P01” has briefly interrupted its programme of test flights to be at the official EBACE opening day, where it will go on display at the Pilatus outdoor stand – next to the PC-12 NG.
The aircraft arrived on 23rd May and was positioned in the static display during the afternoon.
Pilatus is very happy with the progress of the test flight programme. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pilatus, Oscar J. Schwenk said: “Together, the two prototypes have completed 300 flights and over 500 hours in Switzerland, Spain, Scotland and Iceland. In the past few months we have conducted numerous important tests to explore the flight envelope and observe how the aircraft handles in natural icing conditions. The results are extremely positive and confirm that the PC-24 will be a superb aircraft in line with the high standards of our ‘Pilatus Class’ – exactly as our customers expect.”
“I’m delighted we can show off the PC-24 at a trade fair for the first time ever – it’s an excellent opportunity to convince more potential customers that our unique Super Versatile Jet offers unparalleled performance,” added Schwenk.
Hand in hand with Pilatus, Designworks, a BMW Group Company, has created six stylish colour concepts for the PC-24, each one named after a well-known ski resort, e.g. “St. Moritz”, “Zermatt” or “Aspen”. The various colour worlds were inspired by the shades of nature found at each location, and have been chosen to convey a feeling of luxury and security.