Pilatus Aircraft Ltd expands its presence at EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh to highlight its 77 years of business, commercial, training and utility aircraft expertise.
2016 marks the 20th consecutive year Pilatus has exhibited at EAA’s AirVenture. This year, in addition to the latest version of the top-selling PC-12 NG business turboprop, the company will also feature a Pilatus Porter PC-6 and a PC-9 high performance military trainer in its static aircraft display along Celebration Way, near the show’s main entrance.
Tom Aniello, Pilatus’ Vice President of Marketing, stated:
“Of the more than 30 shows and events that Pilatus participates in around the world each year, Oshkosh is perennially at the top of our list both in terms of promoting Pilatus amongst aviation enthusiasts, and in sheer fun for our team. This year we are proud to be able to expand our exhibit and display a range of aircraft which showcases the breadth of aircraft Pilatus builds and the heritage of our company.”
Due to the aggressive flight test schedule of the two flying prototypes, the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet will not be able to make an appearance at AirVenture this year. The progress of the PC-24’s development and certification program can be monitored online at Pilatus’ website www.pilatus-aircraft.com.
So far, both aircraft combined have completed a more than 400 flights and accumulated more than 700 flight hours of experience. A third aircraft will join the flight test effort end of 2016. The PC-24 program is on schedule to certify and begin deliveries in the fall of 2017.
Thomas Bosshard, President and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd added, “Oshkosh is THE place to be for Pilatus to build brand awareness amongst aviation enthusiasts ranging from the young person dreaming about flying, pilots of all experience, CEOs, flight department managers, and all levels of government officials. Our objective is to welcome all of them into the Pilatus family, and to highlight Pilatus’ unique aircraft and their capabilities.”
Pilatus’ EAA AirVenture display is located in exhibit spaces 124-127 and 136-139. A special hospitality area is open to owners and pilots of Pilatus aircraft.