The PC-12 is a King Air class and size turboprop went for corporate transport and territorial carrier administrators. It is the most recent in a line of single engined Pt6 controlled Pilatus items.
Pilatus affirmed it was creating the PC-12 at the National Business Aircraft Association's yearly tradition in October 1989. In the first place flight of the first of two models happened on May 31 1991. Accreditation was initially anticipated mid 1993 yet an update of the wings with the expansion of winglets to guarantee execution insurances were met pushed this once again, with Swiss confirmation granted on March 30 1994 and US FAA FAR Part 23 support after on July 15 1994.
Contrasted with the King Air 200 twin, its real rival, the PC-12's most huge outline peculiarity is its utilization of a solitary Pt6a-67b turboshaft. Inside the PC-12's lodge is additionally more (by 6cm/2.4in) and more extensive (by 15cm/6in) than the King Air 200's, and the same tallness. The cockpit characteristics EFIS shows and the PC-12 is certificated for single pilot operation while every PC-12 assembled peculiarities a standard load entryway in the back fuselage. Climate radar is an alternative however has been fitted to all creation airplane up to this point. From 1997 the expanded 4.5 ton MTOW has been standard. New, more diminutive winglets were presented in 1998.
The PC-12 is offered in standard nine seat aerial shuttle structure, in a four traveler seat/cargo combi adaptation and as a six spot corporate transport. An unadulterated tanker model is under thought. The PC-12 Eagle is a military unique missions stage.
Most PC-12s constructed so far have been corporate transports however late essential administrative changes in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the USA have cleared single motor turboprops for IFR RPT operations in those countries. This has opened up new potential markets for the Pc12 as a provincial carrier, supplanting more seasoned King Airs and elderly cylinder twins, for example, the Navajo Chieftain and Cessna 400 arrangement.
Pictures of Pilatus PC12