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Levaero Aviation recently announced that Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. has achieved Transport Canada type certification for the industry’s most advanced and versatile single-engine turboprop — the PC-12 NGX. As Canada’s authorized Pilatus sales and service centre, Levaero said it is eager to begin customer deliveries imminently.
Building on the experience gathered from a worldwide PC-12 fleet of over 1,700 aircraft, the brand-new PC-12 NGX brings the latest technology to the turboprop market.
“To maintain the PC-12’s leadership in the general aviation marketplace, we continuously seek innovative solutions which benefit the safety, comfort and productivity of our customers. The PC- 12 NGX is a showcase for the advanced technology collaboration between Pilatus, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and Honeywell. Together, we took the best, and made it even better. What’s more, our customers do not have to wait years into the future to enjoy these benefits, the PC-12 NGX is here today,” said Thomas Bosshard, chief executive officer of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd.
The Pilatus PC-12 NGX was built on the rock-solid foundation of its predecessor, with significant upgrades throughout the aircraft. With an improved Pratt & Whitney PT6E engine, smarter avionics and a redesigned cabin with larger windows, the PC-12 NGX is the third generation PC-12 to be considered the most advanced single-engine turboprop ever.
“The NGX is the latest iteration of Pilatus’ class-leading PC-12 and will find a welcome home in Canada’s diverse operational environment. Canada is now home to more than 100 PC-12s, and we look forward to the NGX joining those ranks in short order,” said Levaero Aviation vice-president of sales and business development, Stan Kuliavas.
Other impressive features of the PC-12 NGX include maintenance interval extension to 600 hours, an increase of 1,500 hours to the engine TBO (now 5,000 hours), and hourly direct operating costs reduced by at least nine per cent. A new nose-to-tail maintenance program along with already high historical residual values will make the NGX the most valued business aircraft in its class.
With the Pilatus PC-12 NGX now available in Canada, Levaero is excited to announce a Canadian demonstration tour of the aircraft, in September. To request a private viewing or to learn more about the PC-12 NGX, click here.