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Pliatus PC12

The Pilatus PC12 is a low-cost single-engine turboprop aircraft that continues to be used in a wide variety of applications. The airframe is rather small—47 feet 3 inches; typical of turboprop-powered executive transports—but it is proven to be very rugged and versatile. The aircraft is also capable of taking off from short and unpaved “dirt” runways, thus making it ideal for flying to and from remote airstrips far from any modern cities with full-sized airports. One notable user of the PC12 is the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Their fleet of 61 planes includes 31 PC12s which they use to provide emergency medical evacuation for those living in the country’s remote rural areas.

The Pilatus PC12 may be small in size, but like most executive transports, its passenger cabin allows for different seating configurations. It can carry up to 9 passengers using the standard configuration though the corporate transport configuration provides comfortable seating for up to 7 passengers. The “combi” version often used for aeromedical evacuation provides seating for up to 4 passengers and space for litters/stretchers and cargo. It therefore comes as no surprise that Pilatus PC12 has seen also widespread use in both the military and law enforcement.

 

Passenger Capacity: Up to 8

Cruising Speed: 310 mph

Range: 2600.0 st.m.

Length: 16.0 ft.

Cabin Width: 5.0 ft.

Cabin Height: 4.9" ft.

Baggage Capacity: 40 cu.ft.