The new PC-12 deliveries to Tradewind Aviation will help support its expansion into the Florida/Bahamas market.
Tradewind Aviation has taken delivery of two new Pilatus PC-12 NGX turboprops from Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
Their arrival brings the operator’s Pilatus PC-12 fleet to 27 of the Swiss-made turboprops.
The pair of aircraft were flown in by Tradewind pilots following fine-tuning at the manufacturer’s U.S. facility in Broomfield, Colorado, and put directly into service at Westchester County Airport in New York.
Tradewind is expecting 15 more deliveries of Pilatus PC-12 NGX.
Plans call for them to arrive at three to four aircraft per year over the next four years.
“In 2023, we saw the launch of our Southeast base, the addition of a hangar at Hudson Valley Regional Airport, and the arrival of five new Pilatus PC-12 NGX to our growing fleet. The arrival of these new aircraft is a celebratory moment for us, and we’re happy to end the year on such a high note,” said Eric Zipkin, Co-Founder and CEO of Tradewind Aviation.
He added, “As we look to 2024, we anticipate another year of strong growth as we continue to expand our fleet and strengthen our operations in the Northeast, Southeast, and throughout the Caribbean.”
Tradewind offers by-the-seat options in the Northeast and Caribbean.
Its Goodspeed jet card is also available in its new Florida/Bahamas region.