P C - 12 N GX
Cabin volume the PC12 NGX is (9.34m3)
The aircraft has a new Pratt & Whitney engine,
with an electronic propeller and engine control system
including Full Authority Digital Engine Control
(FADEC). Pilatus says the propeller’s low-speed mode
has been a big factor in reducing cabin noise.
The PC-12 NGX also features improved avionics,
a new headliner, bigger windows, improved air
conditioning, new seats and design packages.
As well as referencing the PC-24, the PC-12 NGX design
incorporates feedback from PC-12 operators around the
world. “We wanted to give them several compelling
reasons to consider upgrading to the NGX,” says Aniello.
The standard layout has six VIP seats, but options
include adding an extra two standard seats in the back,
going for eight executive seats or a commuter cabin with
nine seats. Customers can pick from six interior styles
created with Designworks, a BMW Group company.
The companies’ partnership for interiors goes back to
the early 2000s. “Designworks brings us a fresh insight
into global colour trends and styles that is often outside
our aviation-centric field of view,” says Aniello.
In terms of IFEC, Pilatus is sticking with its previous strategy
for the PC-12 – passengers bring their own devices to use on
board. Various wi-fi solutions are available via STC.
“In the old days we had fixed screens, but everybody brings
an iPad now,” says Dietmar Bretscher. “We try not to be involved
there, because it changes too quickly.”
THE PC-12 NGX’S CARGO DOOR IS
4FT 4IN 1.32M TALL AND HAS A
USABLE WIDTH OF 4FT 5IN 1.35M