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Pilatus PC-24

Light Passenger Jet Aircraft

Pilatus PC-24

Light Passenger Jet Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Pilatus PC-24 was officially introduced in February of 2018 and over 80 examples are on order with the Swiss aircraft-maker.
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ORIGIN: Switzerland
YEAR: 2018
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Pilatus - Switzerland
PRODUCTION: 3
OPERATORS: Australia; Switzerland; United Arab Emirates; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Pilatus PC-24 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 55.12 feet (16.8 meters)
WIDTH: 55.77 feet (17 meters)
HEIGHT: 17.39 feet (5.3 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 10,957 pounds (4,970 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 17,747 pounds (8,050 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines developing 3,400 lb thrust each.
SPEED (MAX): 491 miles-per-hour (790 kilometers-per-hour; 427 knots)
RANGE: 2,069 miles (3,330 kilometers; 1,798 nautical miles)
CEILING: 44,997 feet (13,715 meters; 8.52 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 4,070 feet-per-minute (1,241 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• PC-24 - Base Series Designation
• P01 - First prototype
• P02 - Second prototype
• P03 - Third prototype


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Pilatus PC-24 Light Passenger Jet Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 8/24/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The PC-24 is a new entry by Swiss aircraft-maker Pilatus for the light passenger jet market. The aircraft debuted in 2013 during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (Geneva), achieved certification and saw deliveries begin before the end of 2017. Official series introduction was had on February 7th, 2018.

The PC-24 is conventionally arranged as a business jet. It sports modern and advanced features including short-field/rough-field capabilities, a flat floor cabin design and customizable seating options for the most discerning customer. Avionics are fully integrated. The product is powered by 2 x Williams FJ44-4A turbojet engines installed along wingstubs at the empennage sides. The main planes are swept rearwards and fitted at midships. The tail unit relies on a proven T-style arrangement in which the single rudder fin supports the twin horizontal planes. The undercarriage is wheeled and wholly retractable under the aircraft.

Performance specifications include a cruising speed near 790 kilometers per hour with a range out to 3,330 kilometers. Empty weight is 4,970 kilograms against an MTOW of 8,050 kilograms.

Three prototypes were used to prove the PC-24, designated "P01", "P02" and "P03". The first two prototypes flew over 1,350 hours with a first-flight recorded on May 11th, 2015.

Production has been ongoing since 2015 with some 84 PC-24 aircraft currently (2018) on order. The launch customer became PlaneSense who has contracted for six of the type.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 500mph
Lo: 250mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (491mph).

    Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Pilatus PC-24's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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