The Advanced Trainer

A Worldwide Proven Training System

The PC-9 M has established itself as the leader amongst military trainers in its class. The PC-9 M is popular with instructors on account of its broad training spectrum, modern cockpit environment, agility and engine performance. Besides a substantially more powerful engine than the PC-7 MkII, the PC-9 M also features a new wing profile, ejection seats and state-of-the-art glass cockpit with head-up displays. The PC-9 M is an ideal and proven training aircraft for air forces around the world.

Worldwide Proven
Cost Efficiency
Basic and Advanced Training
Max Power
950 shp
Max Rate of Climb
3,880 ft/min
Max Speed
320 KEAS

Training Roles

Offering a reliable and economic training platform, the docile behaviour of the PC-9 M in the hands of a beginner delivers a confidence-building environment for inexperienced cadets. The PC-9 M also offers sufficient power for the more demanding basic and advanced phases of training. All types of students who aim to fly fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, or helicopters will benefit from the experience gained in the modern PC-9 M.


Offering Superior Training Value

The PC-9 M is powered by a 900/950 shp (min/max) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62 engine and a 4-blade aluminium Hartzell propeller. Capping the original engine output (1150 shp) delivers low operating costs and a long service life. Access to the engine and associated systems is optimum. There is no need to remove the engine for hot section inspections (HSI), keeping costs to a minimum.

Technical Specs

Take-Off Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle 1,300 ft
Landing Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle 2,255 ft
Max Rate of Climb 3,880 ft/min
Max Cruise Speed (Vh) at Sea Level 271 KTAS
Max Horizontal Speed (Vh) at 10,000 ft 298 KTAS
G Loads Aerobatic + 7.0 g | - 3.5 g
G Loads Utility + 4.5 g | - 2.25 g
Take-Off Distance Over 15 m Obstacle 397 m
Landing Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle 687 m
Max Rate of Climb 19.70 m/sec
Max Cruise Speed (Vh) at Sea Level 502 km/h
Max Horizontal Speed (Vh) at 3,048 m 552 km/h
G Loads Aerobatic + 7.0 g | - 3.5 g
G Loads Utility + 4.5 g | - 2.25 g

Fully Customisable up to Your Needs

With its modern cockpit environment, the PC-9 M is highly regarded by flying instructors as an aircraft with high performance, high energy and agile handling, making it an ideal training platform for the wide range of instruction syllabi in use today. The introduction of large primary and secondary active-matrix liquid crystal displays has transformed the PC-9 M into a true “glass cockpit” aircraft. The aircraft can also be equipped with a Head-up Display and Video Recording System, which enable the operator to expose students to today’s fighter technology at a very early stage of their training.

Tandem Cockpit
G Loads
+ 7.0 g | - 3.5 g
Ejection Seat
Stall Speed
Ground Based Training

An Integrated Training System

Every Pilatus Training Aircraft comes with a set of ground based training equipment and courses. This results in an integrated training package which is designed from the beginning to be tailored to suit customer’s needs and syllabi and enable the objectives of modern pilot training to be met. From the simplest type of training aid, such as an aircraft silhouette through to a full flight simulator, all Pilatus training equipment is of the highest quality and is designed to support an integrated and progressive learning process. Curriculum planners and instructors have a wide range of equipment to choose from when preparing courses and planning schedules and can easily accommodate the varying rates of student learning.

Integrated Logistics Support

From Logistics On-Demand to Performance-Based

With increasing global pressure on defence budgets, many air forces are seeking more innovative ways to support their aircraft fleets. Defence ministries are also investigating new ways to manage complex systems. To support this change, Pilatus has developed performance-based contracting, an advanced contracting framework specific to the PC-9 M Training System. The aim is to ensure that the operating air force receives an affordable product that meets its explicit performance criteria. This is achieved by contracting for an integrated support package that focuses on overall output requirements, delivering a target availability, rather than separating discrete input measures such as parts, maintenance and technical services.

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