Pilatus Switserland

Pilatus PC-24 Bussiness Jet

Pilatus PC-24 Bussiness

Switserland Aircraft

Pilatus PC-24 Bussiness Jet


The Pilatus PC-24 is a light business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

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The Pilatus PC-24 is a light business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. Following the PC-12 single turboprop success, work on the jet started in 2007 for greater range and speed, keeping the rugged airfield capability. The aircraft was introduced on 21 May 2013 and rolled out on 1 August 2014, with the maiden flight on 11 May 2015. The PC-24 received EASA and FAA type certification on 7 December 2017 and the first customer delivery was on 7 February 2018. Powered by two Williams FJ44 turbofans, it competes with the Embraer Phenom 300 and the Cessna Citation CJ4

Operational History

During the 1990s, Pilatus Aircraft had brought to market the Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop-powered business aircraft. As the PC-12 quickly proved to be a commercial success, Pilatus sought to follow up with a complementary aircraft and began gathering feedback from customers of the type. In response to this request, several customers reportedly expressed a desire for an aircraft that would possess both a greater range and top speed than the existing PC-12, while retaining the type’s overall ruggedness and ability to make use of very short runways

RoleLight business jet
National originSwitzerland
ManufacturerPilatus Aircraft
First flight11 May 2015
Introduction1 April 2018
Statusin production
Primary usersSwiss Air Force
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
Number built100 (January 2021)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 16.85 m (55 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.0 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 5.4 m (17 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 30.91 m2 (332.6 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.35
  • Empty weight: 4,965 kg (10,950 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,300 kg (18,300 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,705 kg / 5,965 lb, 888.5 US gal (3,363 L)
  • Max payload: 1,485 kg (3,274 lb)
  • Cabin: 7.01 m × 1.69 m × 1.55 m long × wide × high ( 23 ft 0 in × 5 ft 7 in × 5 ft 1 in)
  • Cabin altitude: 2,438 m at 13,716 m (8,000 ft at 45,000 ft), 8.78 psi (0.605 bar)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Williams FJ44-4A turbofans, 15 kN (3,400 lbf) thrust each



    • Cruise speed: 815 km/h (506 mph, 440 kn) [20]
    • Stall speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
    • Range: 3,334 km (2,072 mi, 1,800 nmi) , 6 passengers (1,200 lb payload)[a]
    • Ferry range: 3,704 km (2,302 mi, 2,000 nmi) , 4 passengers (800 lb payload)[a]
    • Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft) , single engine ceiling 7,925 m (26,000 ft)
    • Time to altitude: FL 450 in 30 minutes


Aircrafttoaal encyclopedia

The company has mostly produced aircraft for niche markets, in particular short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft as well as military training aircraft. During the 1950s and 1960s, Pilatus developed on a short takeoff and landing (STOL) light civil transport aircraft, the PC-6 Porter. During 1973, it was decided to restart work on the PC-7 programme; it entered production as the PC-7 Turbo Trainer. In 1979, Pilatus acquired Britten-Norman, constructor of the Britten-Norman Islander and Britten-Norman Defender aircraft. During the 1980s, it developed the PC-9, an improved derivative of the PC-7.