One of the latest aircraft to hit the private jet charter market is the Swiss manufactured Pilatus PC 24 Private Jet. Pilatus are the manufacturer of the well known PC12 which is a superb all round turboprop aircraft offering durability and comfort with incredible performance.
The PC24 is a jet aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet and the performance of a light jet. This new business jet has outstanding short field performance allowing it to take off and land on unpaved and restrictive runways as short as 893 metres.
Pilatus have taken some of the unique characteristics of the PC12 such as the large cargo door at the rear of the aircraft. This generous cargo door makes loading quick and easy, no other business jet includes a this as standard. The cargo hold can take 10-12 bags standard bags or over/unusually sized items.
This aircraft is not only a private jet but can also be configured for air ambulance, cargo or humanitarian missions. In fact Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service have ordered 5 air ambulance configured PC24’s due to their remarkable durability.
The typical cabin layout for the PC24 in a business jet configuration will be six executive seats with a flat cabin floor, another uncommon feature and a 501 cu ft cabin.