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Pilatus PC-24

Light Passenger Jet Aircraft / BizJet

Switzerland | 2018

"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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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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May 2014 - The PC-24 was formally announced / launched at EBACE (Geneva).

May 2015 - The PC-24 prototype aircraft recorded its first-flight.

December 2017 - The PC-24 has received its type certification.

December 2018 - The United States Army is in the market to replace its aging fleet of C-12 and C-26 fixed-wing aircraft; the PC-24 is said to be a contender.

June 2019 - The PC-24 has been showcased at Paris Air Show 2019.

November 2020 - The PC-24 business jet series has received approval to conduct 10-seat commuter operational service.

April 2021 - It was revealed that the Qatar Emiri Air Force has ordered a pair of PC-24s to handle pilot training and VIP transport duties.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Pilatus PC-24 Light Passenger Jet Aircraft / BizJet.
2 x Williams FJ44-4A non-afterburning turbofan engines developing 3,400 lb thrust each.
491 mph
790 kph | 427 kts
Max Speed
44,997 ft
13,715 m | 9 miles
Service Ceiling
2,069 miles
3,330 km | 1,798 nm
Operational Range
4,070 ft/min
1,241 m/min
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Pilatus PC-24 Light Passenger Jet Aircraft / BizJet.
55.1 ft
16.80 m
O/A Length
55.8 ft
(17.00 m)
O/A Width
17.4 ft
(5.30 m)
O/A Height
10,957 lb
(4,970 kg)
Empty Weight
17,747 lb
(8,050 kg)
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
Notable series variants as part of the Pilatus PC-24 family line.
PC-24 - Base Series Designation.
P01 - First prototype.
P02 - Second prototype.
P03 - Third prototype.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Pilatus PC-24. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 75 Units

Contractor(s): Pilatus - Switzerland
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