Pilatus has obtained, on December 7, the Type Certificate from both EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
The PC-24 development project was started in 2013. During this long journey, engineers and mechanics have put their best to achieve the Type Certificate of the super versatile jet. The three tested prototypes have flown more than 2,000 flying hours worldwide. In fact, some of the tests have been performed in extreme conditions (temperatures and altitudes unusual for the daily operations).
The official Type Certificate document from EASA can be found at: https://www.easa.europa.eu/documents/type-certificates/aircraft-cs-25-cs-22-cs-23-cs-vla-cs-lsa/easaa594.
The main performance figures from the new Pilatus jet are:
- Engines: 2 Williams International FJ44-4A-QPM Turbofans (3,420 lbf maximum take-off thrust each)
- Maximum Take-off Mass: 8,005 kg
- Maximum Landing Mass: 7,370 kg
- Main wing span: 17 m
- Length: 16.85 m
- Maximum Operating Speed: 290 kt
- Stall speed: 82 kt
- Maximum Operating Altitude: 45,000 ft
- Capacity: 8 passengers
As promised from Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, the Type Certificate of the super versatile jet has been achieved before ending 2017.
DMD Solutions Team is proud of having contribute to this achievement. From our site, congratulations to the whole Pilatus Team!
Pilatus PC-24 picture source: AviationTribune