P C - 12 N GX
“ We must differentiate not
only from other choices on
the market, but even from
our own older aircraft”
S ince the PC-12 single-engine turboprop
entered service in 1994, Pilatus has made
1,700 deliveries. The aircraft is used for
everything from owner-flown missions to corporate,
charter, fractional, air ambulance and special-mission
flights. In 2014, Pilatus unveiled its PC-24, complete
with a new interior design, marking its diversification
into jet aircraft, and was rewarded with strong sales.
It made sense that, in updating the PC-12, the cabin
design was aligned with the successful PC-24.
Dietmar Bretscher, director of utility aircraft at Pilatus
Aircraft, notes that cabin design is a key focus these days.
“In the beginning, PC-12 customers were mainly ownerpilots,
but nowadays, most of the owners sit in the back,
so the cabin becomes more and more important,” he says.
Tom Aniello, vice president of marketing at Pilatus
Business Aircraft, adds that the PC-12’s target markets
are very competitive. “For Pilatus to be successful we
must differentiate not only from other choices on the
market, but even from our own older aircraft,” he
explains. “To do this, we work to continuously improve
features to add value in all areas, such as performance,
comfort, design, safety and reduced operating costs.”
Pilatus unveiled the third generation of the aircraft,
the PC-12 NGX, at NBAA-BACE in October 2019,
displaying the first production aircraft on static display.
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