HB-VXA (c/n P01) over the Alps during its maiden flight from Buochs. The PC-24 is Pilatus' first business jet and its first all-new aircraft since the PC-21 flew 13 years ago.
One of the two Pilatus PC-24 flight test aircraft, P01 HB-VXA, over Geneva. Pilatus says the two jets have now completed 300 flights and over 500 hours of testing.
The second Pilatus PC-24 bizjet (P02, HB-VXB) carried out its first flight from Buochs Airport, Switzerland, on November 16, 2015. It is seen here flying with P01, HB-VXA, which flew in May. The second jet will be used for systems and icing tests and cold weather trials.
Pilatus says its two PC-24 flight test aircraft have now completed more than 1,000 hours of flight testing.
11 мая 2015г. из аэропорта Бюохс впервые совершил полет первый швейцарский реактивный административный самолет Pilatus Aircraft PC-24. В этом 55-минутном полете самолетом управлял экипаж в составе командира Пауля Мюлхая (Paul Mulcahy) и второго пилота Рето Аешлиманна (Reto Aeschlimann). Завершение сертификационных испытаний и первые поставки PC-24 запланированы на 2017 г. Компания уже заключила договора на продажу 84 таких самолетов
The prototype Pilatus PC-24 during the unveiling ceremony at Buochs-Stans, Switzerland, on August 1, 2014.
The first flight test PC-24 during the type’s roll-out at Buochs on August 1, 2014.
PC-24 testing started with ground engine runs at Stans.
Honeywell’s Primus Apex avionics, including SmartView synthetic vision and graphical planning systems, feature in the PC-24’s cockpit.
Six seats is the standard configuration for the PC-24 but five other cabin layout options are available.
Pilatus has designed the PC-24 to operate from rough-field strips, as can its PC-12 turboprop.
An artist's impression of the Pilatus PC-24, details of which were revealed at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland.