EBACE: Pilatus secures 80 orders for PC-24

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Pilatus Aircraft has secured over 80 orders for its PC-24 and has named its five launch customers which between them have acquired 18 of the superlight twin jets.
This line-up includes: Luxembourg fractional ownership company JetFly which has an order for six of the $9 million aircraft, Abu Dhabi charter and management company Falcon Aviation Services with four aircraft, US fractional provider PlaneSense, with six and Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor with three orders and one option.
The Williams FJ44-4A-powered PC-24 was launched at EBACE last year – marking Stans Switzerland-based Pilatus’s first foray into the business jet space. The twinjet has a projected take-off distance of 820m (2,690ft) and a landing distance of 2,530ft, enabling it to operate from unpaved runways and grass strips.

The first of three flying prototypes is being built at Stans.