The field of aviation has witnessed many outstanding pioneering achievements. And the dream of flight remains as fascinating as ever. We are proud to be part of a long history which, for us, started on 16 December 1939. On that day, a small maintenance outfit was set up to work for the Swiss Air Force in Stans, in the heart of Switzerland. World events at that time naturally ensured there was much innovation and development in the aviation industry, but no one could have foreseen that the founding of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd would mark the start of an international success story. Pilatus has gone from strength to strength since then, with a name that has always stood for Swiss quality and innovation.