PILATUS PC-12 NG NOW AP­PROVED FOR COM­MER­CIAL OP­ER­A­TIONS IN EUROPE

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Fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion by the Euro­pean Avi­a­tion Safety Agency (EASA), the PC-12 NG, the world’s best-sell­ing sin­gle-en­gine tur­bo­prop air­craft, is now ap­proved for com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions in Europe. The PC12 has been in suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial use for years in other parts of the world, be it for busi­ness, med­i­cal trans­port or cargo flights.

Sin­gle-en­gine tur­bine air­craft were ap­proved for com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions in

Europe on 1 March 2017. This im­por­tant de­ci­sion by EASA means that the PC-12 can now be op­er­ated com­mer­cially at night, and un­der in­stru­ment flight rules, across all 32 EASA mem­ber states (Com­mer­cial Air Trans­port Sin­gle-En­gine Tur­bine in In­stru­ment Metro­log­i­cal Con­di­tions CAT SET-IMC).

A spa­cious, com­fort­able cabin, high load­ing ca­pac­ity and large cargo door make the PC-12 an ex­tremely ver­sa­tile air­craft. Those qual­i­ties com­bined with a range that is suf­fi­cient to cover all of Europe, plus lower op­er­at­ing and main­te­nance costs com­pared to twin-en­gine air­craft, will open up in­ter­est­ing new per­spec­tives for com­mer­cial op­er­a­tors in Europe. The world­wide fleet of nearly 1,500 PC-12s has now com­pleted over 6 mil­lion hours in the air.

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