The Pilatus PC-24 is a light jet designed and manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft.
It is known for its short takeoff and landing capabilities and versatility, including being able to land on grass runways.
Aviation Week writes, “Compared to that sibling, the jet flies 50% faster, 50% higher, and offers 50% more cabin volume. The PC-24 is the only current-production business jet that is purpose-built for combination passenger and freight missions, having both a 17-sq.-ft. cargo door and approval for unimproved runway operations. It’s positioned as a light jet, but it offers a midsize cabin with a flat floor. Operators say it has no direct competitors.”
The PC-24 is also designed for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations, with a short runway requirement of just 2,930 feet.
The PC-24 is available from PlaneSense in its fractional ownership program.
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 8
1,525 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
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A new Pilatus PC-24 is listed at $12 million
The PC-24 was announced in 2013 and entered service in 2018.
Development of the PC-24 began in 2007. The first prototype of the PC-24 made its first flight on May 11, 2015. It received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2017 and from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in March 2018.
As of 2021, Pilatus Aircraft has delivered over 100 units of the PC-24.
The cabin of the PC-24 is 23.0 feet long, 5.6 feet wide, and 5.1 feet high. Typical configurations range from six to eight seats, and there is a large cargo door in the rear. A fully enclosed lavatory is in the front between the cockpit and the seating area.
The range of the PC-24 is 1,525 nautical miles.
A new PC-24 is $11.9 million.
The 501-cu-ft flat-floor cabin, including the 90-cu-ft cargo area accessible during flight, is 23 feet long, 5.1 feet high, and 5.6 feet wide. This is two inches taller and six inches wider than the Phenom 300E and Learjet 75, and nine inches wider and three inches taller than the Cessna Citation CJ4.
Named the Super Versatile Jet, the PC-24 can do more than bizjet designers have ever dared to dream. Whether you want to dress it up for VIP transport, haul cargo, move medical passengers or head to the backcountry, this airplane will do it all.
In the cabin, new lie-flat seats provide more comfort, more intuitive controls, and lighter weight, in addition to quick-release mechanisms to facilitate rapid seating configuration changes. In lieu of the standard forward left-hand coat closet, operators may now opt for a galley with a microwave oven, coffee/espresso maker, work surface, ice storage, and/or capacity for standard catering units.
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