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Pilatus delivers PC-12 NGX to Tradewind

December 7, 2022  By Wings Staff

Tradewind Aviation in late 2022 reached a deal to receive 20 PC-12 NGXs from Pilatus Aircraft over the next five years. (Photo: Pilatus Aircraft)

Tradewind Aviation accepted delivery of its first PC-12 NGX during a ceremonial handover at the Pilatus Aircraft U.S. subsidiary in Broomfield, Colorado, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The delivery marks the first of 20 PC-12 NGXs to be delivered to Tradewind’s headquarters in Oxford, Connecticut, over the next five years.

“Tradewind is the largest US operator of Pilatus PC-12s for private charter, and these new aircraft will further expand our ability to grow and serve our clients with the very best flight experience,” said David Zipkin, Tradewind co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “The PC-12 NGX provides the perfect balance of efficiency, comfort and superior performance for shorter flights and hard-to-reach destinations, allowing our clients to save precious time and focus on what’s most important to them.”

Leaders from Pilatus and Tradewind Aviation celebrate the operator’s first PC-12 NGX at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. (Photo: Pilatus Aircraft)

Pilatus’ most advanced single-engine turboprop, the PC-12 NGX, will join Tradewind’s fleet of PC-12s, further expanding their private charter options throughout North America and the remote islands of the Caribbean. The company currently holds a fleet of 23 aircraft and a team of over 220 people.

“The PC-12 continues to lead the industry as the global fleet approaches 2,000 aircraft and 10 million flight hours,” said Thomas Bosshard, CEO, Pilatus Business Aircraft. “The demand remains very strong among new and returning customers looking to upgrade.”



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