Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers
Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye
– Bruce Springstein
No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.
With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.
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Pilatus PC-12 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options
Pilatus PC-12 Facts
Called the “Swiss Army knife of the skies” for its durability, reliability, and flexibility, the Swiss-made PC-12 can land on grass strips and features a rear cabin cargo door.
PlaneSense, Nicholas Air and Tradewind Aviation have all helped popularize the PC-12 in the fractional and jet card market.
A large cargo door in the rear passenger cabin allows quick conversion from passengers, plus the ability to easily load oversize baggage, including skis.
Production Start: 1995
Production Ends: In Production
Pilatus PC-12 Related Models
Related PC-12 models include the PC-12 NG and PC-12 NGX. The PC-24 is the first jet from Pilatus.
Turboprop – Turbojet – Single Engine
As of November 2019, Amstat lists 766 Pilatus PC-12s and 775 PC-12 NGs
PC-12 Cabin Size and Passengers
The Pilatus PC-12 seen above in PlaneSense’s six-seat configuration
Height: 4 ft 10 in
Width: 5 ft
Length: 16 ft 11 in
Seating Capacity: 6 to 9
Normal: 1,309 nm
Maximum: 1,635 nm
Maximum Cruise Speed: 370 mph
Varies by configuration. The PC-12 has a 4.4 ft wide x 4.5 ft high rear cargo door.
Fractional Ownership – Yes
Dedicated Jet Card – Yes
Used PC-12s are listed starting at approximately $2.1 million
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