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
Pilatus says it expects its new PC-24 business jet to receive both European Aviation Safety Agency and Federal Aviation Administration certification in December 2017. Three flight test aircraft, one of which is pictured here undertaking water spray testing, had amassed more than 1,250 flights and 2,000 flying hours at the time of writing.
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.
PILATUS ACHIEVED type certification for its new PC-24 business jet from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration on December 7, 2017, clearing the way ahead for deliveries to begin later in the month.
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.