Pilatus Aircraft

Swiss Craftsmanship, Local Sales and Support

Founded in 1939, Pilatus ranks among the top aircraft manufacturers in the world. Known for its skillfully crafted, mission versatile and economic aircraft, Pilatus delivers superior performance at a value-driven price and will help you gain increased access to more than 5,000 airports in the U.S.

KCAC Aviation is the only factory-authorized Pilatus distributor in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. We are passionate about helping our customers find the best aircraft to fit their mission profile and meet their business needs.

Pilatus offers best-in-class options, including the Pilatus PC-12 NG and the new PC-24 super versatile jet. Its luxury jet presents some of the lowest operating costs in the industry. Synonymous with excellence and efficiency, Pilatus aircraft retain their value better than most of its competitors, all while offering award-winning customer service and Pilatus Class Maintenance.

Best-In-Class Customer Service – “Pilatus Class”

As a Pilatus owner, you receive industry-leading support and service. For the 15th year in a row, Pilatus earned the title of “Best Customer Service Provider for a Business Turboprop Aircraft” from the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

Working in conjunction with KCAC’s maintenance team and other certified maintenance facilities around the world, Pilatus ensures you spend more time in the air instead of on the ground.

Meticulous Swiss Engineering

Dependability. Quality. Performance. Pilatus aircraft reflects each of these values. Above all, Pilatus stands for safety. Pilatus combines innovative technology with precision craftsmanship to engineer reliable aircraft that can transport your business to new heights. All of these elements ensure that this rugged aircraft stands up to the term “Swiss Made.”

Sales and Support from KCAC Aviation

KCAC Aviation has been recognized by Pilatus as a top dealer for sales and support. For over 10 years, we’ve received the Pilatus Top Sales Award and were named Pilatus Dealer of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

Our customers appreciate our knowledgeable team, consultative approach and focus on customer service. In fact, many of our PC-12 owners have purchased multiple Pilatus aircraft from us, which shows the reliability of the aircraft as well as the level of support KCAC Aviation provides.

With the anticipated arrival of the new Pilatus PC-24 jet, we look forward to sharing our passion for Pilatus Aircraft with you.

Pilatus PC-12 NG

The Pilatus PC-12 NG offers the comforts of a jet at a fraction of the cost. The PC-12 NG draws its strength from its efficient single turbine engine design, remarkable versatility, meticulous Swiss engineering and a luxurious interior design crafted by BMW Designworks.

Leading aircraft in its class

With operating costs that are 30 to 60 percent lower than twin-engine jets and other turboprop aircraft, the Pilatus PC-12 NG serves as an invaluable business tool in today’s competitive market.

The PC-12 offers:

  • Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67P turbine engine
  • Single pilot operation
  • The largest cabin in its class with seating for up to nine
  • Large pallet-size cargo door
  • Private lavatory
  • Nonstop flights nationwide with a max range of 1845 nm and max cruise of 285 KTAS (327 MPH)
  • Ability to operate from unimproved runways and grass strips
  • Impeccable safety record
  • Strong resale value

Interested in learning more about the Pilatus PC-12 NG? Download the “Just the Facts” brochure for in-depth specifications, or contact our knowledgeable sales team.

Grow through travel

The business benefits of PC-12 ownership are numerous. When you look at the revenue growth of companies that utilize private aviation, the numbers are staggering. The average annual revenue growth on a market cap-weighted basis was 116 percent higher for those flying private than those who were not. The Pilatus PC-12 NG allows you and your employees to increase business connections while working more efficiently.

This aviation work-horse can be your office in the sky.

  • Access customers and suppliers quickly
  • Gain back valuable hours typically spent on travel
  • Decrease employee burnout and retain top performers

Contact our sales team today to learn more on how the Pilatus PC-12 NG can help your business.

Reduce the cost of aircraft ownership

KCAC Aviation offers full aircraft management services to help you offset the cost of ownership. Let KCAC Aviation put your PC-12 to work for you as part of our charter program. You retain full access to your plane, but when it isn’t in use, it can make you money!

PC-12 NG in Publications


Pilatus PC-24

The PC-24 offers light-jet operating costs coupled with midsize jet performance, handling and comfort. It is in a class of its own: The Crystal Class. This business jet takes the strengths of the Pilatus PC-12 and improves upon them, creating a new category – the “Super Versatile Jet.”

Created with your needs in mind

Swiss manufacturer, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., turned to loyal PC-12 owners for input when visualizing its first business jet, the PC-24. Your needs for a versatile business jet were clear: speed, cargo room and the ability to operate from short airstrips in less than ideal conditions.

The PC-24 features:

  • Dual Williams FJ44-4A engines
  • Max cruise speed of 425 k TAS (489 mph)
  • Single pilot operation
  • Seating for up to ten passengers
  • A standard pallet-sized cargo door
  • Private Lavatory
  • Ability to operate from unimproved runways and grass strips

For more information on the PC-24, download one of the following brochures or contact KCAC Aviation’s team of Pilatus experts.

Pilatus PC-24 Brochure
Pilatus PC-24 Fact Sheet

Room to move

The Pilatus PC-24 offers unprecedented cabin space with exceptional headroom, a flat cabin floor and plenty of room for both passengers and crew. A reconfigurable cabin lets you arrange the seating in minutes to fit your needs. It is the only business jet in its class to feature an all-internal, pressurized and in-flight accessible baggage compartment. You don’t have to worry about leaving something behind or not having access to your luggage during your flight.

Save time and expenses with increased access

Commercial flights can access roughly 500 airports, compared to the 5,000 airports general aviation aircraft have access to within the United States. Increased airport access means you can get closer to your ultimate destination, saving you time both in the air and in the car.
The PC-24 is the only business jet able to operate from runways as short as 2,690 feet. And with this business jet’s unique design, capable of operating on paved and unpaved surfaces, your airport access skyrockets.

PC-24 Timeline

Stay up to date with the progress of the PC-24.

  • Nov. 2, 2016 – The PC-24 P02 had its U.S. premier at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando.
  • Oct. 20, 2016 – The PC-24 achieved another milestone with the aerodynamic design freeze and then hit 600 flights and 1000 flight hours on Oct. 28.
  • July 15, 2016 – Prototypes P01 and P02 have completed over 400 flights and 700 flight hours together.
  • May 24, 2016 – The PC-24 premiered at the European Business Aviation Exhibition (EBACE) 2016 in Geneva.
  • May 19, 2016 – The PC-24 P02 prototype did the first transatlantic flight and arrived at Broomfield, Colorado. The two prototypes have completed 300 flights and over 500 hours in Switzerland, Spain, Scotland and Iceland.
  • Nov. 16, 2015 – The 2nd Pilatus PC-24 prototype, P02, completed its maiden flight across Switzerland.
  • May 11, 2015 – The PC-24 took its maiden flight on May 11. The aircraft departed Buochs Airport and climbed to approximately 10,000 feet in three minutes.

PC-24 in Publications

Contact us today to learn how this industry game changer can help support your business.