Pilatus PC12

One powerful turboprop engine with a large and capacious airframe built for a range of tasks. The PC-12 earned Swiss and US certification in 1993. The aircraft was designed with speed, long range, reliability, and durability in mind. Faster than a Cessna Caravan and with longer legs than a Beech King Air it is no wonder why the aircraft has been chosen by airlines, air taxi operators, militaries and government agencies around the world.

Thoroughness in design by its engineers is evident throughout the Pilatus. The robust PT6-67B engine produces 1, 780 shaft horse power, driving a Hartzell four-bladed propeller. The aircraft’s T-tail was chosen to avoid potential damage from cargo loading equipment. Its fuselage was fitted with a large upward-opening freight door on the port side, while passenger entry is via an integral set of stairs behind the flight deck. The PC-12 has earned its reputation amongst passengers and freight. Comfortably configured with 9 airline standard seats or 6 VIP seats it truly is a favorite for commuting passengers and executives. A combi layout allows for 4 passenger seats and a dedicated cargo configuration provides operators with 330 cubic feet of cabin space.

The cockpit

“ A flight deck designed with pilots in mind”. The cockpit is equipped with a Bendix / King EFIS with optional weather radar. Crew coordination is enhanced by center counsel engine controls, flap selector, and emergency controls.
During our productions you will learn more about the PC-12’s EFIS instrument displays. Its various display pages will be thoroughly explained and reviewed. Crews will demonstrate the aircraft’s unique flight characteristics and share their Pilatus piloting techniques.

Technical Specifications

TYPE: Pressurized, single turboprop utility aircraft


Wing span: 53 ft 3 in (16.23 m)
Length: 47 ft 3 in (14.4 m)
Height: 14 ft (4.26 m)

The airplane incorporates a twin shaft turboprop engine with 4 axial and 1 centrifugal compressor stages, an annular combustion chamber, and a 3 stage turbine where one stage drives the compressor and two stages power the propeller. A 4 bladed Hartzell propeller is fitted.
Takeoff horsepower rating: 1, 200 shp

Maximum Ramp Weight: 9, 083 lb (4, 120 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 9, 039 lb (4,100 kg)
Maximum Landing Weight: 9, 039 lb (4, 100 kg)
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 8, 160 lb (3, 700 kg)
Maximum Cargo Weight:
Baggage Area: 400 lb (180 kg)
Cabin Area: 2205 lb (1000 kg)
Typical Airplane Weights:
Empty Weight: 5, 439 lb (2, 467 kg)*
Useful Load: 3, 600 lb (1, 633 kg)
*Empty weight of standard airplane without 9 passenger seats and cabin floor covering.

Flight load limits with flaps up: + 3.4 g, - 1.36 g
Flight load limits with flaps down: + 2.0 g, -0.0 g
Maximum Operating Speed (Vmo): 240 KCAS / 236 KIAS
Maneuvering Speeds (VO):9039 lb (4100 kg) / 154 KCAS / 151 KIAS ____ 5730 lb (2600 kg) / 123 KCAS / 120 KIAS Maximum flap extended speed (VFE): < 15 degrees flap / 165 KCAS / 163 KIAS & > 15 degrees flap / 130 KCAS / 130 KIAS
Maximum landing gear operating speed (VLO): 180 KCAS / 177 KIAS
Maximum landing gear extended speed (VLE): 240 KCAS / 236 KIAS
Maximum Operating Altitude: 30, 000 ft (9, 144 m)
Maximum cabin pressure differential: 5.75 psi

Minimum Flight crew: One pilot in left hand seat.
Passenger Seating:
Corporate commuter: A maximum of 9 occupants plus pilot(s)
Executive interior: A maximum of 6 occupants plus pilot(s)
Total fuel capacity: 406.8 US gal, 2, 736.5 lb (1, 540 liters, 1, 241 kg)
Total oil capacity: 3.6 US gal (13.6 liters)
Maximum Cabin Width: 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Maximum Cabin Length: 16 ft 11 in (5.16 m)
Cargo Door Dimensions: Width 4 ft 5 in (1.35 m) X Height 4 ft 4 in (1.32 m)
Baggage compartment volume: 34.3 cubic ft (0.97 cubic m)
Cabin compartment volume: 326 cubic ft (9.23 cubic m)



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