Pilatus delivers first Chilean registered PC-12 NG
In a ceremony at Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd on June 14th, the first Chilean registered PC-12 NG was delivered to Aerocardal.
At Pilatus’ facility at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado, U.S., the company delivered the first PC-12 NG to be flown under Chilean registry.
The customer, Aerocardal, configured the new aircraft for both executive transport and medevac roles. The PC-12 NG can be easily converted from one interior to the other in less than two hours.
“We had a great experience with the delivery of SN 1513 and a superb trip back home to Chile,” said Aerocardal Director Alex Kauffmann, “the plane was immediately put to use in our operations, and has been extremely well received by our passengers, flight crews, and customers.”
Thomas Bosshard, President and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd stated:
“We are very pleased that Aerocardal has chosen the Pilatus PC-12 NG for their operations in Chile and surrounding countries. The aircraft’s flexibility, efficiency, and performance make it an excellent match for the multiple roles in which Aerocardal will use it.”
In Aerocardal’s operations, the new PC-12 NG joins an existing fleet consisting of numerous helicopters, business jets and turboprop aircraft. Aerocardal had already flown more than 100 hours on their new PC-12 NG within the first few weeks of delivery. The aircraft is used for executive transport, as an air ambulance, and for cargo.
Aerocardal specifically selected the Pilatus PC-12 NG for its range, cabin size, speed and low operating costs. In Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia, Aerocardal sees an excellent opportunity to grow their market share relative to higher cost twin-turboprop aircraft currently providing these services.