Pilatus and its officially authorised PC-24 sales centres look back on a great success at EBACE 2014. All PC-24 delivery positions planned between the start of deliveries in 2017 and the end of 2019 have been sold. Sales went ahead on the basis of binding contracts and non-refundable deposits. All PC-24 customers have therefore made a clear commitment to our product.
Pilatus made a deliberate decision not to accept orders for deliveries from 2020 or afterwards, preferring to wait until a later date to announce plans for the opening of the order books for PC-24 deliveries from 2020.
Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of the Board of Directors is understandably pleased:
“EBACE 2014 delivered an incredible vote of confidence in Pilatus and our new business jet. Customers who opted for the PC-24 include both prestigious fleet operators and individuals of international stature such as Peter Brabeck, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé – to name just one.
This is a huge source of motivation for us all and I can assure you that we will do our utmost to drive the PC-24 project ahead as planned.“
Based at the headquarters in Stans, the PC-24 project team is currently going all out to achieve the next milestone in the timetable - the rollout of the first PC-24 on 1st August 2014.
"We will take advantage of this event to celebrate another historic milestone at the same time - the 75th anniversary of the inception of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in 1939. The celebrations will be held at the Buochs/Stans airport and everyone is warmly invited to come along. The first PC-24 prototype unveiled on 1st August is expected to perform its maiden flight in early 2015."