Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce that all PC-24s to be built in the first three years of production were sold over the first two days of the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) 2014.
Pilatus and its officially authorised PC-24 sales centres look back on a great success at EBACE 2014. All PC-24 delivery positions planned between the start of deliveries in 2017 and the end of 2019 have been sold. Sales went ahead on the basis of binding contracts and non- refundable deposits. All PC-24 customers have therefore made a clear commitment to our product.
Pilatus made a deliberate decision not to accept orders for deliveries from 2020 or afterwards, preferring to wait until a later date to announce plans for the opening of the order books for PC-24 deliveries from 2020.
Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of the Board of Directors is understandably pleased:
“EBACE 2014 delivered an incredible vote of confidence in Pilatus and our new business jet. Customers who opted for the PC-24 include both prestigious fleet operators and individuals of international stature such as Peter Brabeck, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé – to name just one. This is a huge source of motivation for us all and I can assure you that we will do our utmost to drive the PC-24 project ahead as planned.“
Based at the headquarters in Stans, the PC-24 project team is currently going all out to achieve the next milestone in the timetable – the rollout of the first PC-24 on 1st August 2014.
“We will take advantage of this event to celebrate another historic milestone at the same time – the 75th anniversary of the inception of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in 1939. The celebrations will be held at the Buochs/Stans airport and everyone is warmly invited to come along. The first PC-24 prototype unveiled on 1st August is expected to perform its maiden flight in early 2015.”
About Pilatus Aircraft: Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 to the best-selling PC-12, a single-engine turboprop, and the PC-21, the training system of the future. Pilatus is currently developing the PC-24 – the world’s first ever business jet for use on short unmade runways. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing over 1600 people worldwide. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.