Tradewind Aviation orders 20 Pilatus PC-12s

By Doug Gollan, March 2, 2022

The additional PC-12s will boost Tradewind’s turboprop fleet to 38 of the Swiss-made aircraft

Tradewind Aviation has signed an order for 20 new PC-12 NGX. The deal expands its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s to 38 – one of the largest in the global aviation industry.

The first single-engine turboprop is slated for delivery in the third quarter of 2022. The remaining orders are scheduled to deliver over the next five years at a rate of three to four per year.

The company has operated offers on-demand charters, jet cards and by-the-seat scheduled service throughout Northeast U.S. and Caribbean.

Eric Zipkin, Co-Founder and President of Tradewind said, “We are excited to grow our fleet of Pilatus PC-12 NGX turboprops.The latest Pilatus enhancements will benefit our crew and clientele.”

Thomas Bosshard, CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, added, “Our customers value the reliability, performance, safety, and innovation that the PC-12 NGX has to offer, and market demand remains strong.”

The latest version of the PC-12, the NGX offers a redesigned and modernized cabin. It features larger windows and BMW Designworks seating.

In October, Zipkin told Private Jet Card Comparisons the operator was mulling expanding its current service area.

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