Pilatus delivers first PC-24 light jet in Canada

posted on 19th July 2019 by William Hayes
Pilatus delivers first PC-24 light jet in Canada

Aerospace manufacturer Pilatus has announced its first delivery of a PC-24 light business jet in Canada, to an as yet undisclosed customer.

The delivery was facilitated by Ontario-based Levaero, which has acted as the aircraft manufacturer’s sole distributor in Canada since 1997.

“Pilatus has [since] delivered more than 35 aircraft, which have amassed more than 7,000 flight hours,” said Levaero Vice-President of sales Stan Kuliavas.

“This aircraft is extremely well-suited for operations in Canada, and we look forward to many more PC-24s gracing the Canadian skies.”

News of the sale comes just two weeks after Switzerland-based Pilatus received Transport Canada certification for its PC-24 light jet.

The twinjet, which is able to operate from unpaved surfaces, previously received FAA and EASA approval in December 2017 and entered service early last year.

“The PC-24 is going to be a game-changer within the Canadian aviation landscape, especially given its unique varied mission capabilities,” Kuliavas said at the time.