Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced today that it has completed the delivery of the
1000th PC-12 at a special ceremony at its wholly owned subsidiary Pilatus
Business Aircraft, Ltd. in Broomfield, Colorado.
Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman and CEO of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, marking the
significance of the occasion, said "The traditional Pilatus qualities of high
performance, rugged durability, versatility, and superior operating economics
have been the foundation of every PC-12 we build. Today's PC-12 NG,
represented by the 1000th example here, is generations ahead of the first one
Pilatus delivered back in 1994. But it still holds to these same principles that
have made the PC-12 program such a great success."
The milestone aircraft was handed over to its new owner, Mr. David Fountain
from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is now a three-time PC-12 owner. A private
investor by trade, he plans to fly his new PC-12 himself as he has done with his
two previous PC-12s. He purchased all three aircraft from V. Kelner Pilatus
Center, the exclusive Pilatus Sales and Service Center for Canada located in
Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Having a record year in 2009 with 100 PC-12 NG deliveries, Pilatus celebrated
the delivery of the 900th PC-12 just last year. Since its introduction in 1994,
the PC-12 has steadily grown in sales and success to become one of the top
selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world.
The versatile PC-12 performs many roles worldwide, including executive
transport, commuter, air ambulance, police and border surveillance, cargo,
incident response, military liaison, and regional airliner. The PC-12 fleet has
amassed more than 2.6 million flight hours of operating experience, including
thousands of hours in some of the harshest environments.
"There is no other aircraft in the world like the PC-12" said Mr. Fountain. "The
size, speed, range, and the Swiss quality of the aircraft are exceptional, and it
is a joy to fly."
Source: PILATUS DELIVERS THE 1000TH PC-12
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