|Mock-up of the PC-24 at its unveiling in May 2013|
|First flight||forecast for early 2015|
US$9M (projected, 2013)
Design and development
The aircraft was revealed to the public at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva on 21 May 2013. Its first flight is scheduled for late 2014, and its entry into service for 2017, at a price of 9 million U.S. dollars. It is to compete with Embraer's Phenom 300 and Cessna's Citation CJ4.
The jet will have a range of 3,300 km (2,051 mi) with six passengers and a cruise speed of 786 km/h (488 mph). It is to be powered by two tail-mounted Williams FJ44-4A engines, and be equipped with a large cargo door as standard equipment. The pressurised in-flight baggage compartment is capable of accepting a standard pallet. With a take-off distance of 820 m (2,690 ft) and a landing distance of 770 m (2,526 ft), the PC-24 is intended to be capable of operation from unpaved runways and grass strips. According to Pilatus, no other aircraft has this ability, which gives the jet access to over 21,000 airports that other jets cannot use.
Pilatus will start taking orders for the aircraft in later May 2014. The rollout of the first aircraft is scheduled for 1 August 2014, Switzerland's national day, with first flight in early 2015 and first deliveries planned for 2017.
Orders as of 2 July 2014:
|Falcon Aviation Services||2|
|Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia||3|
|U-Haul International||2|
|Swiss Air Force||1|
|Private Orders||67|
Data from Manufacturer
- Crew: One or two
- Capacity: Ten passengers
- Length: 16.8 m (55 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 17.0 m (55 ft 9 in)
- Height: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
- Empty weight: 4,967 kg (10,950 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 8,006 kg (17,650 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 888.5 U.S. gal
- Powerplant: 2 × Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines, 15 kN (3,400 lbf) thrust each
- Maximum speed: 787 km/h; 489 mph (425 kn)
- Range: 3,610 km; 1,949 nmi (2,243 mi)
- Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft) single engine ceiling 7,925 m (26,000 ft)
- Wing loading: 259 kg/m2 (53.1 lb/sq ft)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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- Sarsfield, Kate (21 May 2013). "EBACE: Pilatus joins the Jet Set with PC-24". Flightglobal. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Whyte, Alasdair (22 May 2013). "The Pilatus PC-24 versus the Cessna Citation CJ4 and the Embraer Phenom 300". Corporate Jet Investor. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- Niles, Russ (18 May 2014). "Pilatus Opens Order Book On Jet". AVweb. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- Huge Success for the PC-24: 84 Aircraft Sold
- "Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 Fact Sheet". Pilatus Aircraft. 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
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