The Pilatus PC-12 NGX: The PlaneSense® Program’s Newest Addition: Four Reasons Why It’s One of the Most Sought-After Aircraft

A Pilatus PC-12 NGX from the PlaneSense fleet.

The Pilatus PC-12 is a world-renowned aircraft with an outstanding legacy of being safe, reliable, and versatile for a variety of private flight needs, whether for business or leisure. The newest version of the aircraft, the PC-12 NGX, builds on the manufacturer’s 25 years of success as one of the most sought-after turboprops on the market. While this fourth generation of the single-engine aircraft doesn’t look much different at first glance, there are a few key improvements that fractional share owners in the PlaneSense® program will enjoy.


  1. Showing its Softer Side

Often described as a workhorse, the PC-12 has a softer side that is apparent the moment you step inside the remarkably large cabin with its luxurious touches. With additional headroom and surface space, the 330 cubic foot cabin offers more room than similarly sized aircraft that can cost nearly twice as much. Inspired by the Pilatus PC-24 jet, the NGX features updated, hand-stitched European leather seats for a more comfortable flight. Windows are 10 percent larger, allowing more light to fill the cabin with an even better view of the world passing below. Pilatus has also reduced cabin noise for increased comfort. The entire PlaneSense® fleet of PC-12s now features internet connectivity so passengers can stay connected while in flight.

Family enjoying the Pilatus PC-12 NGX interior


  1. Technology Abounds

The NGX offers more than just upgrades for passengers; pilots appreciate the technological advances in the cockpit as well. The latest Honeywell synthetic vision technology now comes standard in the PlaneSense PC-12 NGX aircraft and has been installed throughout all the PC-12s in the PlaneSense® fleet. This technology provides enhanced situational awareness by showing terrain, buildings, highways, or obstacles near the runway in a realistic display. The uncluttered view of the surroundings adds an extra layer of safety in operation of the aircraft.


Pilatus has long utilized the trusted Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A engine for its reliability and quality. The NGX features the next generation PT-6E engine, an all-electronic version that allows the aircraft to operate with more precision. Other advances ensure the aircraft operates more efficiently and faster with less vibration and noise.


  1. Cargo-friendly

Some things don’t need improvement and are perfect just way they are designed. Such is the case with the spacious cargo area of the NGX that has made it a popular aircraft for decades. The heated and pressurized interior cargo hold is accessible from inside the aircraft during flight, and passengers don’t have to worry about their belongings freezing during flight , as often happens with many other aircraft that don’t have interior cargo space.

With 40 cubic feet of space, you can easily fit your luggage, golf clubs, or ski gear for your family getaway.


  1. Gets You Closer to Your Destination

Like the generations before it, the Pilatus PC-12 NGX is designed to access shorter runways. Smaller runways in the mountains, remote airfields in the Bahamas, and metro hubs are no match for the advanced landing capabilities of this versatile aircraft. While the commercial airlines can only access around 500 airports in the U.S., business aircraft can access roughly 5,000 airports across the country. With the versatility of the PlaneSense® PC-12 fleet, you’ll have thousands of options to land closer to your destination, allowing you to spend more time on the important things, and less time on travel.


The best way to own and enjoy a PC-12 NGX is with PlaneSense® fractional program

As a leader in fractional aircraft ownership, the PlaneSense® program is the intelligent solution for private flights. With its large, state-of-the-art fleet of PC-12 NGX turboprops and PC-24 jets, and a commitment to world class service, share owners in the program enjoy all the benefits of whole aircraft ownership without the hassles of the day-to-day management. Maintenance, pilot scheduling, and flight planning are overseen by a highly trained team of experts with safety, quality, and service at the forefront every day. PlaneSense® share owners enjoy uncompromising safety, guaranteed access without blackout dates, flights when on their schedule, predictable costs, flexibility, and much more.


To learn more about the PlaneSense® program, contact us today at 866-214-1212.


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