Pilatus PC-12: The Next Generation

    The Pilatus PC-12 turboprop already has plenty of fans?with the simplicity of single-engine operation, the power and reliability of a turbine, and the comfort of a roomy cabin that holds up to nine passengers, it’s been a top seller in its category. Now, the Next Generation model is proving even more popular. Pilatus says demand is “unprecedented,” and it’s sold out through the end of 2009. The new PC-12 NG upgrades to an even more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine and a fully integrated Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system. The new avionics provide a bright, uncluttered instrument panel, and a fresh cockpit design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA shows it off, maximizing ergonomics and elevating aesthetics. Prices start at $3.78 million. (800.745.2887, www.pilatus-aircraft.com)

    ?Mary Grady     

     

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