lifestyle /aviation Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland The PC-24 is the only aircraft combining the cabin size of a midsize jet with the versatility of a turboprop and operating cost of a light jet.

The PC-24 is simply unique. It’s the only aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet, and the performance of a light jet. It’s a plane that simply doesn’t fit into any of the existing business jet categories. That’s why Pilatus had to create a new one: the Super Versatile Jet (SVJ) category. The PC-24 has been engineered to be “off-road” compatible from the beginning. Its outstanding short-field performance – even on unpaved runways – opens up an incredible level of mobility.

Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland
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There are around 10,650 airports in the world that you can access with an aircraft able to operate on runways with a length of 3,130 feet (954 m). There are an additional 880 airports that become available when your aircraft needs only 2,930 feet (893 m). Of course, in both cases these runways will have to be paved.

Now let’s look at the number of runways around the world that offer a length of at least 2,930 feet (893 m) but feature unpaved surfaces – like grass or gravel. The number is almost 20,000. So with the PC-24, you will have access to almost 100 % more airports around the world. That means you can fly closer to your final destination than with any other business jet. You’ll be able to use smaller airports and avoid massive administrative procedures, and reduce ground transfer time to an absolute minimum.

Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland
Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland
Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland
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The PC-24’s cabin volume tops business jets costing almost twice as much. The interior of the PC-24 has been designed from the outset for quick and easy reconfiguration – an option not found in many other business jets. Each passenger seat features quick-change capability enabling its addition or removal in just a few minutes. The aft partition is movable so you can easily enlarge the passenger cabin or increase the baggage compartment volume for each and every flight.

Only the finest-quality materials have been used to create an interior that fits in perfectly with the latest standards of comfort and functionality. Every component is chosen to enhance the passenger experience: soft leathers and rare hardwood cabinetry full of exquisite details create a bespoke interior that reflects the meticulous purpose of the aircraft. The generously sized cabin, with its continuous flat floor, allows for an exceptional amount of headroom for both passengers and crew.

Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first super versatile jet crafted in Switzerland
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The PC-24’s Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE) sets the standard for high-tech simplicity. Pilatus ACE is so capable and offers such a wealth of functionality that in its most basic configuration it boasts the most intuitive and user-friendly cockpit concepts ever seen in business aviation. Four 12-inch screens ensure that all relevant information is displayed in the right place and with no delay. The Inertial Reference System (IRS) guarantees excellent reliability and accuracy of altitude and navigation data. The Pilatus ACE™ also includes a Synthetic Vision System, Autothrottle, Graphical Flight Planning, Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), and Localiser Performance with Vertical (LPV) guidance capability.

With the PC-24’s speed and range, you’ll reach all your destinations in a breeze. Its incredibly slow approach speed and sophisticated braking/lift dump system reduce the landing distance to an absolute minimum, and keep every landing safe. The PC-24’s superior runway performance enables you to operate from thousands of airstrips that the competition can only fly over. That’s why the PC-24 justifiably owns the title of a super versatile jet: more runways, more space, more possibilities.

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