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Pilatus PC-24


Light Passenger Jet Aircraft / BizJet (2018)


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The Pilatus PC-24 was officially introduced in February of 2018 and over 80 examples are on order with the Swiss aircraft-maker.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/28/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

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.

Specifications



Service Year
2018

Origin
Switzerland national flag graphic
Switzerland

Status
ACTIVE
In Limited Service.
Crew
2

Production
75
UNITS


Pilatus - Switzerland
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
BizJet
Used in roles serving the business aviation market, primarily VIP and regional travel.
VIP Service
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).


MULTI-ENGINE
Incorporates two or more engines, enhancing survivability and / or performance.
WING SWEEPBACK
Mainplanes, or leading edges, features swept-back lines for enhanced high-speed performance and handling.
EXTENDED RANGE PERFORMANCE
Capability to travel considerable distances through onboard fuel stores.
CREWSPACE PRESSURIZATION
Supports pressurization required at higher operating altitudes for crew survival.
ENCLOSED CREWSPACE(S)
Features partially- or wholly-enclosed crew workspaces.
RETRACTABLE UNDERCARRIAGE
Features retracting / retractable undercarriage to preserve aerodynamic efficiency.


Length
55.1 ft
(16.80 m)
Width/Span
55.8 ft
(17.00 m)
Height
17.4 ft
(5.30 m)
Empty Wgt
10,957 lb
(4,970 kg)
MTOW
17,747 lb
(8,050 kg)
Wgt Diff
+6,790 lb
(+3,080 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Pilatus PC-24 production variant)
Installed: 2 x Williams FJ44-4A non-afterburning turbofan engines developing 3,400 lb thrust each.
Max Speed
491 mph
(790 kph | 427 kts)
Ceiling
44,997 ft
(13,715 m | 9 mi)
Range
2,069 mi
(3,330 km | 6,167 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
4,070 ft/min
(1,241 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Pilatus PC-24 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


PC-24 - Base Series Designation.
P01 - First prototype.
P02 - Second prototype.
P03 - Third prototype.


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