The company is not accepting deposits until rollout of the first prototype, even though Schwenk says customer interest has been keen.
Although a rough-field jet market has never been identified, the same was said of the market for a pressurized, single-turboprop, cargo/passenger aircraft—the market of the PC-12, of which more than 1,100 have been delivered.
“Pilatus always has been a trend-setter,” says Schwenk, insisting that the PC-24 will become as emblematic of its homeland as the snow-capped Alps and precision timepieces.
Pilatus PC-24 Specifications
|Wing Area||332.6 sq. ft.|
|Wing Loading||53.1 lb./sq. ft.|
|Power Loading||2.60 lb./lb.f.|
|Engine||2 Williams Intl FJ44-4A|
|Normal Takeoff Thrust||3,400 lb.*|
|Payload with Maximum Fuel||847||384|
|Fuel with Maximum Payload||4,300||1,950|
|Fuel with Executive Payload||5,600||2,540|
|*3,600-lb.-thrust APR rating Source: Pilatus|