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Pilatus PC-12
Swiss Pilatus PC-12 landing.
Role Light transport aircraft
National origin Switzerland
Manufacturer Pilatus.
First flight 1991
Introduction 1994
Status Active
Unit cost 3.3 millions $

The Pilatus PC-12 is a lightweight transport aircraft. It is built in Switzerland. It is a single-turboprop. It is made of metal and composite material. It can carry between six and nine passengers.



Some Pilatus PC-12 are used by the military, includng Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Finland, Republic of South Africa, Switzerland, and USA. In this last country the Pilatus PC-12 is called U-28A and is used for special forces support.


Most Pilatus PC-12 aircraft are used by civilian owners, including business aircraft.

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  • Wilson, Stuart, Airliners of the world, London: Aerospace Publication, 1999.

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