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A Pilatus PC-12 NG for philanthropy

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A Pilatus PC-12 NG for philanthropy
Pilatus has announced that noted philanthropist and leading general aviation advocate Thomas Haas has recently taken delivery of a factory-new PC-12 NG.


January 5, 2010
By Melissa Damota

Jan. 5, 2010 – Pilatus has announced that noted philanthropist and leading general aviation advocate Thomas Haas has recently taken delivery of a factory new
PC-12 NG.

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Widely recognized in aviation circles, Mr. Haas is a current Board Member of the Air Safety Foundation for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. This well known non-profit foundation works to improve aviation safety, preserve community airports, and to encourage people from all walks of life to get involved in aviation and learn to fly.

Mr. Haas plans to use his new PC-12 NG for a range of charitable foundation work as well as personal and business travel. In addition to his work at the Air Safety Foundation, Mr. Haas also serves as Chair of The Corporation of the William Penn Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Speaking from his New Hampshire base, Mr. Haas was clearly impressed with the scope and variety of mission capabilities that his new PC-12 NG offers, “During our evaluation, my team and I examined critical factors including performance, safety record, direct operating costs and environmental impact. The PC-12 NG quickly moved to the front of our short list as no other aircraft could accept the key conditions we placed upon this aircraft acquisition. We look forward to a long relationship with Pilatus Aircraft and the team at Pro Star Pilatus Center”.

Thomas Bosshard, President and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, added “We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Haas as our customer, and are especially proud to know his PC-12 NG will be supporting his generous charitable work and general aviation advocacy in the years to come.” The single-turbine powered PC-12 NG is popular as a cost effective and responsible solution for business travel. Companies striving to operate as quickly and efficiently as possible have found it to be an ideal tool to increase productivity.

Its low acquisition and operating costs combined with a large cabin, standard cargo door, and ability to fly into short and unimproved airfields, uniquely distinguish the PC-12 NG from other aircraft.