Pilatus opens sales and service centre in Middle East
Nov. 14, 2011, Beirut, Lebanon - Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce the selection of AMAC Aerospace as a fully authorized and exclusive Sales Center for their Pilatus PC-12 aircraft in the Middle East. The exclusive territories consist of: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey.
November 14, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
AMAC Aerospace will start its sales activities through a local sales office in Beirut, Lebanon as of January 1, 2012. All the aircraft will be maintained at a Maintenance Service Center, based in Istanbul, Turkey and the operation will start during the second half of 2012. All manufacturer warranty work can be performed on behalf of Pilatus.
“We are very happy to be selected for such a prestigious partnership and we are convinced that a lot of aircraft will be sold through our local existing network in the Middle East. As an operator of two Pilatus PC-12 NG aircraft ourselves, we believe devoutly in the excellent performance of this aircraft, that also enables quick and flexible operation close to any destination”, says Kadri Muhiddin, Executive Chairman and CEO, AMAC Aerospace.
“AMAC is the right partner for us because of its reputable name in the maintenance and completion market from this important region”, says Fred Muggli, Head of Sales & Marketing PC-12 for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. The single-turbine powered PC-12 NG has become increasingly popular as a cost effective and dependable aircraft that is well suited for a wide variety of transport missions. 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 all other jet and twin turboprop aircraft.