Pilatus Aircraft has received Transport Canada certification for its PC-24 light jet, Levaero Aviation, which has served as the manufacturer’s exclusive Canadian distributor since 1997, announced today. With this approval in hand, Levaero said the delivery of the first Canada-registered PC-24 will take place this summer.
The Swiss-made twinjet, which offers good short-field performance coupled with the ability to operate from unpaved surfaces, received FAA and EASA approval in December 2017 and entered service early last year. Since then, more than 30 of the twinjets have been delivered and have exceeded 6,000 hours of flight time globally in roles ranging from corporate transport to aeromedical critical care flights.
“The PC-24 is going to be a game-changer within the Canadian aviation landscape, especially given its unique varied mission capabilities,” said Stan Kuliavas, vice president of sales and business development for the Ontario-based distributor. “With its off-road capabilities and versatility, this aircraft will allow travelers to complete their individualized missions more efficiently than with any other jet.”