Third prototype of PC-24 jet took maiden voyage on Mar 6th.
Flight took off from Buochs Airfield at 9:45 and flew across central Switzerland for 2 hrs and 5 minutes. Certification is expected in Q4 2017.
Launch customer is
Portsmouth NH-based fractional operator PlaneSense which has pre-ordered 84 aircraft. Deliveries will begin immediately after certification. Reported by
: Acquiring a 1/16 share through Plane Sense has a price tag of $685,000 and entitles the owner to 50 flying hrs a yr. And there's also a monthly management fee of $8900 and occupied hourly fee of $2320.
Here are some of the design benefits of the PC-24:
1 Pilatus ACE avionics system,
2 Spacious cabin (501 ft) with
3 Two Williams FJ44-4A engines.
take off thrust 3400 lbf each.
4 Dual-wheel main landing gear
for operations for paved
5 Optimized wing geometry
excellent short field
All-internal pressurized baggage compartment (90 ft).
Large cargo door (51 x 49 in) for ease of loading.