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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 factory-authorized Pilatus dealer 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 NGX and the new Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile jet. 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 17th 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, owning a Pilatus ensures you spend more time in the air.
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 and customers as a top dealer for sales and support. And our customers have expressed their appreciation of 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 over the years, which reflects the reliability of the aircraft, the level of support KCAC Aviation provides and the strong residual value of Pilatus aircraft.
Pilatus PC-12 NGX
The World’s Best Single Engine Turboprop … Just Got Even Better
Just when you thought the best-in-class PC-12 NG couldn’t get any better, Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus upped the ante on the single-engine turboprop market. Pilatus released the third generation of its long-time aviation workhorse – the PC-12 NGX. This latest offering from Pilatus commands your attention with upgrades throughout highlighted by a more powerful engine, smarter avionics and a completely made over interior.
The PC-12’s lineage of quality, safety and durability runs deep, making it the choice of pilots worldwide when they fly their families, employees and customers. With more than seven million flight hours and 1,700 PC-12s in operation since it was first introduced a quarter century ago, the aircraft has forged a stellar reputation that the PC-12 NGX continues. The aircraft has been in high demand since being unveiled at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association-Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
The PC-12 NGX, the third generation of aircraft designed on the PC-12 airframe, packs some extra power under the hood thanks to a newly crafted Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E-67XP turboprop engine that pumps out 10 percent more power, upping the airplane’s maximum cruise speed by 5 knots true air speed (ktas) to 290 ktas. The new engine comes equipped with the first dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system, including full authority digital engine control (FADEC), making it a worldwide leader in its market segment.
Passengers will rave about their travel experience after flying on the new PC-12 NGX thanks in large part to a cabin makeover that features hand-stitched European leather, exclusive hardwood cabinets and an exacting attention to detail throughout. Your personal style will be on display in the cabin where you can choose from six different eye-catching interiors created by the expert artisans at BMW Designworks.
Passengers will certainly appreciate the significantly quieter cabin, which comes courtesy of the propeller’s new low-speed mode. Plus, the PC-12 NGX can be equipped with Wi-Fi, entertainment and connectivity technology, so passengers can kick back and enjoy the ride, or jump right into conducting business.
No makeover would be complete without adding more legroom and headroom. Guests will appreciate how a reimagined headliner provides additional headspace and an upgraded air cooling system keeps them comfortable throughout the flight. The fully reclining executive seats come with taller backs and are arranged to allow greater freedom of movement within the cabin.
The design team added a bold touch based on lessons learned from the Pilatus PC-24. The PC-12 NGX features 10 percent larger cabin windows, allowing more outside light to stream into the cabin.
The PC-12 NGX’s avionics are smarter and more intuitive than ever before continuing the Pilatus tradition of putting safety first. The aircraft’s designers took another page out of the PC-24’s playbook, adding Honeywell’s Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE™) to the aircraft. The PC-12 NGX includes an impressive lineup of new technologies, including an emergency descent mode, and a crew alerting system that automatically displays the appropriate electronic checklist on the multi-function display. The digital autothrottle reduces the pilot’s workload, improving safety and ensuring automatic power optimization throughout every flight. Touchscreen controls introduce another level of sophistication to the NGX’s dynamic flight deck.
The PC-12’s legacy for low operating costs, a proven safety record and high residual values continues to grow with the NGX. In addition to improving the avionics, Pilatus also found ways to improve the efficiency of their new aircraft. The PC-12 NG set a high standard, with operating costs that were an impressive 30 to 60 percent lower than comparable twin engine jets or other turboprops. The NGX adds to the overall operating cost savings by doubling the flight time required before scheduled maintenance to 600 hours, and lengthening the time between overhauls from 3,500 to 5,000 hours.
Time Back in Your Day
Think of the PC-12 NGX as your office in the sky. When you own the aircraft, you set the timetable and the destinations, bypassing the hassles of busy commercial airports and rigid flight schedules set by airlines. The versatile PC-12 NGX gets you in and out of hard-to-reach locales with ease, bringing you closer to meetings or job sites, thus saving you time, money and stress.
Another major benefit of ownership is creating more time to be with your family. You’ll put hours back in your day by working without interruptions between business stops. And should the opportunity arise to mix business and pleasure, the PC-12 NGX has plenty of room for family and friends to tag along in style. Your loved ones will cruise safely high above inclement weather, thanks to a fully pressurized cabin.
New on the PC-12 NGX
- New Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E-67XP engine
- 10 percent more power and a 5 ktas max cruise speed increase
- 1,550 rpm prop speed for an even quieter cabin
- 1,500-hour increase in time between overhaul (now 5,000 hours)
- Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
- Digital Autothrottle
- Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE™)
- Touch screen controller
- New executive interior
- 10 percent larger cabin windows
- New fully reclining executive seats
- Improved cabin cooling system
- “PRIST” free fuel system
The PC-12 NGX includes:
- Single-pilot operation
- The largest cabin in its class with seating for up to nine passengers
- Extra-large pallet-sized cargo door
- Private lavatory
- Ability to operate from unimproved runways and grass strips
- Impeccable safety record
- Strong resale value
Interested in finding out more about the Pilatus PC-12 NGX? Download the “PC-12 NGX Brochure” for in-depth specifications.
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 NGX and improves upon them, creating a new category – the “Super Versatile Jet.”
The New PC-24 Is Here: More Range, More Payload, and Even More Possibilities
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., just made the world’s most versatile jet more versatile with the following upgrades:
- Increased six passenger range by 200 nm, with minimal impact on takeoff and landing performance
- 600 lb. increase in full fuel payload
- Class leading maximum payload capacity of 3,100 lbs.
- Maximum take-off weight, balanced field length at sea level is only 3,090 feet
- Large side-facing divan that is 6 feet 6 inches in length, and can be converted into a bed in-flight
- Ambient sound levels reduced through service unit ducting, noise absorbing panels and tuned engine accessory air intake
- Welcome Center has been refined to feature optional crystal glass storage, extended working surface, and optimized sink placement
- New integrated cabin management system (iCMS) featuring a 10″ touch screen controller with 3D moving map, high fidelity speakers with a sub-woofer option, mood lighting, USB ports and a media storage server
- All PC-24s from serial number 501 onwards will be equipped with a new feature to enable predictive services. The automated data transmission of key data directly to Pilatus upon landing will be analyzed and, if necessary, a predictive recommendation is made to the operator.
Pilatus CEO Markus Boucher said: “More range, greater payload, enhanced comfort and increased operability were the primary focus of this major PC-24 improvement program. The PC-24 upgrade includes over 1,000 modifications throughout the aircraft. Yet again, we went all the way to the limits of what is possible, making maximum uses of our engineering capabilities to deliver the best PC-24 ever. With this major upgrade, there is simply no other business jet on the market capable of consistently performing like our Super Versatile Jet.”
- Dual Williams FJ44-4A engines
- Max cruise speed of 440 kTAS (506 mph)
- Single pilot operation certified
- Seating for up to eight passengers
- A standard pallet-sized cargo door for easy loading of baggage and cargo
- Fully enclosed, externally serviceable private lavatory
- Access to luggage from within the cabin
- Ability to operate from unimproved runways and grass strips
Pilatus PC-24 airplanes for sale For more information on the PC-24, download one of the following brochures or contact KCAC Aviation’s team of Pilatus experts.
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
The PC-24 is the only business jet able to operate from runways as short as 2,690 feet, providing increased access to a larger selection of airports. And with this business jet’s unique design, capable of operating on paved and unpaved surfaces, your airport access skyrockets. Increased airport access means you can get closer to your ultimate destination, saving you time both in the air and in the car.
Contact us today to learn how this industry game changer can help support your business.