PlaneSense takes delivery of third Pilatus PC-24
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 13, 2019 – PlaneSense, one of the nation’s largest farctional aircraft ownership companies, has expanded its fleet with the delivery of a third Pilatus PC-24 jet. The company now manages one of the largest fleets of PC-24s in the world, a status it currently shares with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. With a quickly growing fleet, PlaneSense looks forward to serving more clients across the U.S. and international destinations.
“We are thrilled with the performance of the PC-24 jets,” said George Antoniadis, President and CEO, PlaneSense. “Our clients continue to embrace the innovative design, spacious cabin, and short field capabilities, which truly sets these jets apart from any other super light jet.”
Just 18 months ago, four PlaneSense pilots became the world’s first PC-24 pilots. Now, twenty PlaneSense pilots are trained to fly the PC-24, including the company’s first four women PC-24 pilots. A total of 30 maintenance technicians are trained to service the airframes and engines of the jets at Atlas Aircraft Center, a PlaneSense sister company located at the company headquarters in Portsmouth, NH. The jets have accumulated more than 1,200 hours of flight time in just a little over a year of operations.
“The PC-24 jet has proven to be very popular among our fractional program clients and they are excited to fly in the jet as often as possible,” added Antoniadis. “We are very appreciative of our clients who have trusted us and bought shares in the PC-24 as we continue to establish the program. Their enthusiasm for the aircraft makes us especially eager to take delivery of the remaining three jets in our initial order.”
PlaneSense expects delivery of its next two PC-24 jets later this year. The final jet in the original order of six is expected in early 2020, which also marks the fractional program’s 25th year of operation.