Pi­la­tus PC-12 re­vealed

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Pi­la­tus un­veiled a new PC-12 NGX model at Oc­to­ber’s NBAA Con­ven­tion, and had the first pro­duc­tion air­craft on dis­play at North Las Ve­gas Air­port. The third-gen­er­a­tion NGX has an im­proved en­gine, ‘smarter’ avion­ics and a com­pletely re­designed cabin with larger win­dows.

Power comes from a Pratt & Whit­ney Canada PT6E-67XP that fea­tures an elec­tronic pro­pel­ler and en­gine con­trol sys­tem in­clud­ing Full Au­thor­ity Dig­i­tal En­gine Con­trol (FADEC), and boots the air­craft’s max­i­mum speed to 290kt TAS. A new pro­pel­ler low speed mode results in a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in cabin noise for im­proved pas­sen­ger com­fort. New rec­tan­gu­lar win­dows, adapted from those in the PC-24 Su­per Ver­sa­tile Jet, brighten the cabin, while a choice of six BMW De­sign­works’ in­te­ri­ors in­cludes ex­tremely light fully re­clin­ing pas­sen­ger seats af­ford­ing more head­room, and there’s an im­proved and qui­eter air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem. Sched­uled main­te­nance in­ter­vals have been ex­tended to 600 flight hours.

De­liv­er­ies are ex­pected to be­gin in the sec­ond quarter of 2020, at a base price of $4,390,000, and $5,369,000 for a typ­i­cally equipped ex­ec­u­tive-con­fig­ured air­craft.

The NGX is faster, qui­eter, more com­fort­able and boasts a brighter cabin

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