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.
A flight deck designed with pilots in mind”. The cockpit
is equipped with a Bendix / King EFIS with optional weather radar.
is enhanced by center counsel engine controls, flap selector, and
TYPE: Pressurized, single turboprop utility aircraft
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Switzerland
Minimum Flight crew: One pilot in left hand seat.
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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