The first PC-12 NGX is flying in Japan
The first Pilatus PC-12 NGX has been delivered to Japanese private jet membership company OpenSky. The single-engine turboprop will carry passengers to destinations throughout Japan.
The PC-12 NGX arrived n the Japanese city of Osaka after its ferry flight from Switzerland. The Japanese operator additionally took delivery of a PC-24 jet earlier this year, which is used for business flights. OpenSky has also ordered a second PC-24, which will be delivered in the autumn of 2024.
Shigeto Honda, CEO, OpenSky said: “Our PC-12 NGX has gone viral since arriving in Japan. I’ve already flown several legs in the cabin of PC-12 NGX in Japan, and I’m very pleased. Our first customers to fly with the PC-12 told me they prefer it to the twin-engine turboprop which they used before. The propeller low-speed mode delivers a significant reduction in cabin noise for great passenger comfort.”
Ignaz Gretener, vice president, General Aviation, Pilatus, is pleased the PC-12 NGX is operating in Japan: “Business customers all over the world appreciate the unique capabilities of the PC-12 NGX and the PC-24. The dynamic team at OpenSky Inc. understands how to deliver the premium service that will go hand in hand with these aircraft. Thank you very much to this outstanding Japanese company for their confidence in Pilatus and we are proud that our aircraft now have an opportunity to prove themselves in this important market.”