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Pilatus PC-24

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I obviously can't read that. Is the PC.24 a reference to the new aircraft they're working on?
 

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According to what I read on this Swiss forum (in German), the Pilatus PC-24 will be twin jet engined version of the PC-12. Maybe it will look like and be in the same class as an Phenom 300 or Grob G180 SPn, but with better STOL performance and the very successful cargo door of PC-12. The roll-out might be in Autumn 2012.
 

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Friends close to the Grob SPn and the PC-24 programs tell me that Pilatus (and others) looked at the SPn when Grob closed their doors, but concluded that it was only a poorly documented proof of concept aircraft, with nothing much beyond a hand built prototype for sale (i.e., no engineering package worth speaking of). The PC-24 is a purely Pilatus development, aimed at a similar market as the SPn, using the PC-12 cabin as a baseline.
 

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Mockup of the PC-24's fuselage section seen at Le Bourget:

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The first flight of the Pilatus PC-24 occurred on May 11th, 2015.
The test pilots were "Pilot in Command" Paul Mulcahy and Reto Aeschlimann, chief test pilot at Pilatus.

More Pictures and information at
www.pilatus-aircraft.com/


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