Pilatus PC-24 Highlights
Following years of planning and research, the first PC-24 is preparing to take flight. The rigorous flight test schedule will be used to help collaborate all of the estimated performance numbers that Pilatus engineers have been carefully calculating with complex computer models for the past several years. If the PC-12 is any indication, we can expect the PC-24 to match, and even surpass, its predicted level of performance.
Exciting features to expect on the PC-24:
- Trailing-link landing gear for comfort on grass and dirt runways
- The same large cargo door which has become iconic on the PC-12
- Luggage hold within the pressurized cabin, available in-flight
- Two industry-proven Williams International FJ44–4A turbofan engines
- Quiet Power Mode™, eliminating the need for a traditional APU
- The Honeywell APEX Avionics Suite, reliable and familiar to PC-12NG Pilots
- Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) for best engine performance
- Single and Dual Pilot Operations Approved
Estimated Performance Specifications*:
- Cruise Speed: 488mph
- Runway Length: 2,700’
- Rate of Climb: 4,075 ft/min
- Max Altitude: 45,000’
- 1,200nm (Max Payload)
- 3,610nm (800lb Payload)
- Max Takeoff Weight: 17,650 lbs
- Empty Weight: 10,950 lbs
- Max Payload: 2500 lbs
*All numbers are manufacturer estimates and based on ideal atmospheric conditions.
Note: This article is displaying as it appeared in Volume 16 of our PlaneSense: Informational Quarterly newsletter.
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