It’s a missionary and a mercenary. A soldier and a spy. A record-setter and an also-ran. After 60 years of continuous production, the Pilatus PC–6 Porter, a legendary Swiss turboprop that has played more supporting roles than Kevin Bacon, will cease production in 2019.Continue reading A Flying Swiss Army Knife: The Many Faces Of The Pilatus PC–6 Porter
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Pilatus has delivered its 1,700th PC-12, around 25 years after the first example of the single-engined turboprop entered service.Continue reading Pilatus delivers 1,700th PC-12 to Jetfly
For the third iteration of its venerable PC-12 single-engine turboprop (SETP), Swiss airframer Pilatus Aircraft unveiled a new variant that includes a complete redesign of the cabin, new avionics, and a new variant of the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A powerplant found on the first two generations of the airplane, in addition to a single power lever. Pilatus introduced the PC-12-NGX at a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas.Continue reading Pilatus Unveils PC-12 NGX