On February 7th the very first Pilatus PC-24 was handed over to PlaneSense, a US fractional ownership transport service provider. All cabin monuments for this jet came from F/LIST, the internationally renowned manufacturer of high-end interiors for business & private jets and luxury residences. The cores of the cabinets came from F/LIST’s joint venture HILITECH. Its innovative lightweight composite components contribute to the PC-24’s versatility.
F/LIST’s high-end quality, reliability and extensive services have long been appreciated by the Swiss aircraft manufacturer. With the commission of the interior for the first PC-24, the longstanding partnership between Pilatus Aircraft and F/LIST has been strengthened further. F/LIST supplied the interior for entrance and main cabin including lavatory, sliding doors, tables, galley, stone countertops and stone flooring. It is a great pleasure for F/LIST to be on board of the very first of a new generation of “Super Versatile Jets” with its high-end interior products.
The PC-24’s main USPs – the versatility of a turboprop with the comfort of a medium-light jet and the performance of a light jet – demanded new ways of thinking in terms of space and weight saving. HILITECH, F/LIST’s joint venture with Hintsteiner Group, provided just that: lightweight carbon composite components, manufactured in a novel process which saves up to 25 % of weight compared to traditional techniques.
Moreover, the new process allows for more complex three-dimensional geometries and thus more daring interior design visions to be realized. The strong and almost joint-free raw parts are finished with F/LIST’s elegant wood and stone veneers to be fit for Pilatus’s “Crystal Class” standard.