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Half of PC-24 positions sold in second order round

Pilatus has sold half of its PC-24 positions within days of reopening the orderbook for the superlight business jet.

The Swiss airframer has allocated around 80 aircraft for the second order round – similar to the 84 positions in the initial run in 2014, which was sold out within 36h.

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Pilatus chairman Oscar Schwenk describes demand for the PC-24 as "overwhelming", with new and existing customers snapping up the $10.7 million, eight-passenger twin.

Deliveries from this order round will begin at the latter end of 2020.

Schwenk says Pilatus has delivered 30 PC-24s since the Williams International FJ44-4A-powered aircraft aircraft entered service in 2018, and the company is on track to produce 40 units from its Stans headquarters in 2019. "This will increase to 50 aircraft in 2020 and 60 in 2021, which is full volume," he says.

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