Pilatus PC-24 visits Ireland on demonstration tour


The Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Ag and its Irish distributor Oriens Aviation have showcased the brand-new PC-24 Twin Jet demonstrator aircraft in Cork, Dublin-Weston and Waterford airports over 10-11th June.

This flagship aircraft registered HB-VQQ MSN 226 , often called the Super Versatile Jet for its unique ability to land on short and unimproved runways features touchscreen controls  in the cockpit, state of the art Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE) with the latest enhancements on the avionics and upgraded controls for the cabin seats, designed in collaboration with the BWM Designworks.

Pilatus have delivered more than 100 PC-24s to date and the fleet has clocked up over 33,500 hours. The aircraft has a capacity of 11 passengers with maximum payload of 2,500lb with a range of 2,000 nautical miles with an operating ceiling of 45,000ft. The aircraft is certified to operate from paved and unpaved runways with Take-Off Distance of 2,930 ft.

Image courtesy of Global FBO.


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