Our Aircraft - ​Pilatus PC-12

The PC-12 NG is a high-performance business aircraft with the speed, range, comfort, and efficiency to make it the preferred choice in business aviation today. It’s surprisingly bigger than most turboprop twins, so you can carry passengers in cabin-class comfort. It can climb to altitudes above most turbulent weather, cruise at high speeds, and fly 1,800 nautical miles non-stop, while enjoying efficient fuel consumption. The unique characteristics of the PC-12 NG allow it to operate from thousands of airports beyond the capability of jets and twin turboprops.

The Pilatus PC-12’s safety record

Pilatus has been designing, building, and supporting single-engine aircraft for 75 years. We believe the power of the single-engine design lies in the marriage of technology and simplicity. With our long history of building training aircraft for the world’s air forces, it should come as no surprise that safety and reliability were at the top of the list of design goals for the PC-12. We equipped the aircraft with numerous redundant and fail-safe systems and structures, and powered it with the Pratt & Whitney PT6, considered to be the most dependable aircraft engine ever built.

More then 4 million flight hours have proven that Pilatus’ single-engine design concept is sound. According to the independent aircraft safety analysis firm Robert E. Breiling Associates, Inc., the Pilatus PC-12’s safety record actually surpasses that of twin-engine turboprop aircraft, and is equivalent to that of modern business jets.

The Pilatus PC-12’s Cabin Dimensions

  • Cabin volume (excluding cockpit): 330 cu ft
  • Cabin length (excluding cockpit): 16 ft 11 in
  • Cabin width: 5 ft 0 in
  • Cabin height: 4 ft 10 in
  • Cabin width (at floor): 4 ft 3 in
  • Passenger door dimensions: 24 in x 53 in
  • Cargo door dimensions: 53 in x 52 in
  • Internal baggage volume: 40 cu ft

The Pilatus PC-12’s Performance

  • Cruise speed: 322 mph
  • Max Range: 1,830 nm
  • Max operating altitude: 30,000 ft
  • Cabin altitude at 26,000 ft: 8,000 ft
  • Takeoff distance over 50 ft obstacle (SL, ISA, MTOW): 2,650 ft
  • Rate of climb (MTOW): 1,920 ft/min
  • Landing distance over 50 ft obstacle (MLW/reverse): 1,830 ft
  • Stall speed (MTOW): 67 KIAS