Based in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus Aircraft has been building single-engine aircraft since 1939. With over 1,000 aircraft in service throughout the world, Pilatus turboprops are known for their precision and quality. The most prominent member of the family is the PC-12. Large, powerful, and efficient, the PC-12 is a versatile aircraft that delivers benefits across the board by drawing on a list of strengths including a 330 cubic foot pressurized passenger cabin with comfortable executive seating.
• It is able to land at 40% more airports than similarly sized jets because a PC-12 can takeoff and land at airports on runways as short as 2,500 feet − paved, gravel or grass.
• It has a maximum cruising altitude of 30,000 feet and speed of 280 Knots (322 mph).
• The PC-12 was engineered with state of the art avionics and is an extremely reliable aircraft.
• It was designed with a large 53" x 52" cargo door for oversized personal items and boasts a spacious 6 passenger cabin built for comfort.
• The PC-12 generates the least amount of noise and has the lowest carbon footprint impact of any plane in its class.
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