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Description of PILATUS PC-12

Pilatus PC-12: A Popular and Efficient Small Aircraft in Business Aviation


Discover the Features That Make The Pilatus PC-12 a Popular Choice in The Business Aviation Market


The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 by the constructor Pilatus Aircraft is a single-engine turboprop plane that can be used as a safe and versatile private aircraft, while providing the same safety standards as other turboprops in its class.



The Pilatus PC-12 has become one of the most popular small aircrafts in the business aviation market, thanks to its efficiency and versatility. The cockpit features a small nacelle and a pilot’s seat, which make piloting easy and comfortable. With the landing gear easily foldable, emergency landings can be performed with ease.


The Pilatus PC-12 is equipped with a reliable engine from Pratt & Whitney, which is known for producing high-quality engines for many of the world’s business jets. These features, along with its range of capabilities, make the Pilatus PC-12 a competitor to commercial airliners in the civil aviation sector. However, it’s important to note that its maximum take-off weight is limited. Despite this, the Pilatus PC-12 remains a popular and efficient choice for air transport in the business aviation industry.


The Pilatus PC-12 can land at more than 2,500 airports in Europe where many private jets and commercial planes are not able to land.


This aircraft can also easily access the short runways of London-Fairoaks, Gstaad-Saanen, Lausanne or Saint-Tropez la Mole.


The Pilatus PC-12 is also great value for money. However, as it was only approved for Commercial Operations in Europe in 2017, there are not many Pilatus PC-12s available for public use in Europe.


The Pilatus PC-12 can perform several missions:

  • passenger transport, up to 9 passengers.
  • cargo transport, cargo flight mission.
  • medical transport for EVASAN flights.


Some Key Figures: 

  • 2: number of seats in the cockpit for the pilots.
  • 1991: date of entry into service of the Pilatus PC12 private jet.
  • 1,700: number of aircraft delivered in 2019, compared to 1,500 in 2017.
  • 2,900 km: range of the aircraft


The Perks of Chartering a Pilatus PC-12 with AEROAFFAIRES


Our bespoke air charter company offers a wide range of turboprop planes such as the Pilatus PC-12. If you are looking to head to a smaller airport for your next business trip or holiday, this aircraft is a great choice for short to medium-haul flights.


We understand the importance of a personalised service. Our teams are at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Anticipating your needs, guiding you during flight planning and accompanying you throughout your trip, we are fully dedicated to providing you with the best travel experience.


For each flight, are provided with your own charter advisor, who will provide you with the best advice and assist you throughout the booking process. With AEROAFFAIRES, your private air charter is as simple as booking a taxi.


Thinking about renting a Pilatus PC-12 for your next trip? Get in touch with us to request a free, no-commitment quote or contact our air experts 24/7 at +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82.

Advantages of The Pilatus PC-12

  • Convenience: The Pilatus PC-12 has a spacious cabin for 8 passengers and can land on over 2,500 airfields in Europe, unlike a larger private jet or a large commercial aircraft. 


  • All-terrain: Far from the size of large military aircraft, the Pilatus PC-12 can also access the short runways of London – Fairoaks, Gstaad – Saanen, Lausanne, Arcachon Cap Ferret, Ile d’Yeu or Saint-Tropez la Môle without difficulty.


  • Competitive price: On the budget level, the Pilatus PC-12 is an affordable business aircraft, provided that it is located in the right place. There are about fifteen planes in this range available in Europe for public transport. It is a pillar of the aviation world and of business aviation in particular.


  • Versatile: The Pilatus PC-12 is an aircraft adapted to several types of transport: passengers, freight or even medical transport.

Commercial Features of The Pilatus PC-12

As of 2017, the Pilatus PC-12 is the first single-engined aircraft approved for Public Transport in France as well as in other countries with certification for single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR).

The Pilatus PC-12 is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B turbine engine enabling it to reach a cruising speed of 500 km/h.

A real all-terrain plane, the Pilatus PC-12 can be used in a variety of ways: as a private business jet, for air cargo or even medical flights thanks to its wide cargo door (1.35 m x 1.32 m) which allows large objects to be loaded.

Equipped with a spacious pressurised cabin, the Pilatus PC-12 can comfortably accommodate 6 passengers (+ 2 optional) with luggage. The modular cabin configuration provides passengers with face-to-face seating for working or chatting during their business flights.

The Pilatus PC-12’s distinctive feature is that passengers can access the cargo hold and their luggage during the flight if required. 

The cruising range of the Pilatus PC-12 is about 2750 km, which allows it to cross Europe without constraint by making short flights. The aerodynamics of the Pilatus PC-12 allow it to land on very short runways (700 m) and on grassy fields of small aerodromes.

The cockpit of the Pilatus PC-12 is equipped with the latest avionics to ensure a safe flight.

Pilatus PC-12: Some Examples of Fares Per Route

The prices below are given as an indication. To estimate the price of your trip, please contact us in order to establish a quote that will meet your exact requirements.

From Paris to Geneva: from 15,000 €

From Paris to London: from 11,000 €

From Paris to Nice: from 13,000 €

From Paris to Saint-Tropez : 8 500 €


VIPs in the Pilatus PC-12

Here are some fun facts about this popular aircraft and the high-profile individuals who choose to travel in the Pilatus PC-12:

  • The former US President George W. Bush: During his time in office, Bush often relied on the aircraft for travel to and from his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
  • Mark Cuban: The entrepreneur and Shark Tank star has also been known to fly in the PC-12.
  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia: uses the PC-12 for medical evacuations and emergency transport. 
  • The Swiss Air Force: in Switzerland, the Pilatus PC-12 is used for surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Technical Specifications of The PILATUS PC-12

  • Manufacturer PILATUS
  • Model PILATUS PC-12
  • Classification Turboprop Aircrafts
  • Seats 4-8
  • Speed 500 km/h
  • Hourly rates 1400 €/hour
  • Range 2500 km
  • Interior Height 1.52 m
  • Interior Width 1.4 m
  • Luggage compartment volume 1.07 m³
  • Crew 1-2 pilots
  • Toilet Yes
  • Purchase Price 4,000,000 €

The Cabin of The Pilatus PC-12

  • Height 1,47 m
  • Width 1,52 m
  • Length 5,16 m
  • Seats 6

Performance of the Pilatus PC-12

  • Maximum speed 520 km/h
  • Range 2900 km
  • Cruising speed 500 km/h
  • Ceiling height 9,2 m

Dimensions of the Pilatus PC-12

  • Length 14,4 m
  • Height 4,26 m
  • Wingspan 16,27 m

Pilatus PC-12 powerplant

  • Engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
  • What is the maximum speed of a Pilatus PC-12?

    The Pilatus PC-12 is a small jet aircraft with a cruising range of 2,900 km and a maximum speed of 520 km/h. 

  • Why rent a Pilatus PC-12?

    The Pilatus PC-12 offers several advantages for air transport rental. First of all, it is an aircraft that can be used in various ways thanks to its cargo door and its modular cabin.


    It can therefore be chartered for the following uses:

    – Business or leisure flights.

    – Cargo flights.

    – Medical flights.


    The Pilatus PC-12 is also ideal for

    – Small group travel (6 to 9 people maximum).

    – Reaching small runways ( over 2,500). The Pilatus PC-12 can land and take off on very short grass runways. It can be used as a transit aircraft to reach a larger airport for example.

    – Travel cost-effectively as the rental rates are not too expensive. For example, for 6 people and a flight from Paris to London: €4,800.

  • What is the price of a Pilatus PC-12?

    In the world of aeronautics, the price of a new Pilatus is about 4 million euros. A pre-owned Pilatus PC-12 starts at €1.3 million.

PILATUS PC-12 in pictures

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