PlaneSene takes delivery of the 2,000th Pilatus PC-12

Fractional operator PlaneSense currently operates 43 PC-12 and 11 PC-24 Pilatus twin-engine jets.

By Doug Gollan, May 15, 2023

Fractional operator PlaneSense currently operates 43 PC-12 and 11 PC-24 Pilatus twin-engine jets

Fractional operator PlaneSense has accepted delivery of the 2,000th PC-12 from Swiss OEM Pilatus Aircraft.

The event was marked by a large ceremony at the Pilatus headquarters in Stans, Switzerland, and attended by over 2,000 employees.

There are over 70 of the popular PC-12 turboprops in the air at any given time, according to a news release.

In 2022 Pilatus produced 80 PC-12s.

PlaneSense has been a customer since 1995.

It currently operates 43 PC-12s and 11 PC-24s.

“We are honored to receive the 2,000th PC-12. We took delivery of our first PC-12, the 20th built, in 1995. This unique aircraft constitutes the backbone of our operation and has been an important part of the success of the PlaneSense®program. Over the years, the mutual respect of our companies has supported a productive dialogue contributing to the improvement of the PC-12 and the PlaneSense®program,” said George Antoniadis, Founder, President and CEO of the U.S. operator.

Markus Bucher, CEO of Pilatus, said at the handover, “Year after year, our PC -12 is, and will remain, the world’s best-selling single-engine turboprop aircraft in its class with a pressurized cabin…PlaneSense is an important part of the PC-12’s history, demonstrating day in, day out that our proven, reliable and safe aircraft is ideally suited to the most demanding of missions.”

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