“Pret A Porter”
Flight International Magazine – 10/2010
The World’s Leading STOL

Anywhere, Anytime in Any Environment

The PC-6 has become a legendary aircraft, known around the world simply as “The Pilatus Porter”. Its unique short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities, reliability and versatility in all weather and terrain conditions have established the reputation of the PC-6 as a rugged utility aircraft.

Unpaved and Short Runways
Large Sliding Doors
Spacious Cabin
Take-Off Distance
1,444 ft
Landing Distance
1,033 ft
Max Range
870 nm

Unbeaten STOL Capabilities

The Pilatus Porter PC-6 is fully capable of operating from different types of unprepared, rough and short airstrips, in remote areas, at high altitudes and in all climates. A simple but solid construction, proven systems and features, combined with precision Swiss workmanship result in the highest reliability and lowest maintenance possible. No matter whether high and hot or low and snow – anywhere, anytime you can rely on the Pilatus Porter as a high quality, lifelong investment.

Technical Specs

Max Cruise Speed 125 KTAS
Max Range 500 nm
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Take-Off Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle 1,444 ft
Landing Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle 1,033 ft
Max Rate of Climb 1,010 ft/min
Stall Speed 58 KEAS
Max Cruise Speed 232 km/h
Max Range 926 km
Max Altitude 7,620 m
Take-Off Distance Over 15 m Obstacle 440 m
Landing Distance Over 15 m Obstacle 315 m
Max Rate of Climb 5.13 m/sec
Stall Speed 107 km/h
Max Take-Off Weight 6,173 lb
Max Landing Weight 5,863 lb
Max Payload 2,646 lb
Max Payload With Full Fuel 2,381 lb
Max Take-Off Weight 2,800 kg
Max Landing Weight 2,660 kg
Max Payload 1,200 kg
Max Payload With Full Fuel 1,080 kg

Just Load and Fly

The Pilatus Porter PC-6 has earned its reputation as a workhorse with a cabin volume of more than three cubic metres and a total payload of over 1,000 kg. Two large sliding doors on both sides of the cabin allow easy access to the cabin for loading and removal of freight. When extra space is needed, the passenger seats can be quickly removed and stowed in the additional seat stowage area behind the cabin. The standard floor hatch enables a platform for a wide range of surveillance functions without the necessity of any design changes.

Cargo Door
Basic Empty Weight
3,075 lb
Max Payload
2,646 lb
Max Altitude
25,000 ft

A Glass Cockpit for a Legend

The brand new PC-6 glass cockpit features state-of-the-art Garmin G950 cockpit avionics. It sets unprecedented standards in simplicity, reliability and technology for pilots in all phases of the flight. The cockpit comprises a complete and ready-to-fly system, inspired by a low workload philosophy. The cockpit matches pilot need for full situational awareness. Two large LCD screens provide clear visual input, allowing pilots to operate with ease and dispatch in all situations.

Kind of Operation
Single-Pilot Certified
Stall Speed
Max Take-Off Thrust
550 shp
Special Mission

Versatility Is an Understatement

One of the reasons for the great popularity of the Pilatus Porter PC-6 is its flexibility. With minimum effort, the Pilatus Porter can be converted for various missions: having just operated as a Para Porter dropping parachutists, the aircraft can be airborne again in a matter of minutes.

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