According to Pilatus, the final assembly work on the first PC-24 is proceeding at a swift pace with the fuselage and wings joined together on July 12. Series production is being accelerated to ensure that prompt deliveries of first customer aircraft can go ahead immediately after certification. This operation, referred to as a “marriage”, is followed by the cabin installation, commissioning and testing of the aircraft systems. The very first PC-24 will go to the American operator PlaneSense immediately after certification, scheduled during the 4th quarter of 2017. PlaneSense currently operates 34 PC-12s in the USA. It will deploy six PC-24s in the future to expand its offering and strengthen its market presence even further on the fractional aircraft ownership market.
26 September 2017