Pilatus PC 12 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Pilatus PC 12 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Pilatus PC 12
AIRCRAFT NAME
PC 12
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Pilatus
RANGE
1340 nm
SPEED
261 kts
PASSENGERS
7 people
ACQUISITION COST
$2800000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-67B 1
AVIONICS
Honeywell Primus Apex
WINGSPAN
53.2 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Certificated in 1994, the Pilatus PC-12 is the largest civil single-engine turboprop being produced today. Pilatus has a long history of building rugged, military aircraft in Switzerland. Early versions were certificated at 8,200 pounds (4.1 tons) but later versions are all certificated to a higher gross weight of 9,920 pounds (4.5 tons) and early versions can be upgraded. Pilatus selected the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67 engine to power this aircraft.
 
In addition to the Swiss workmanship, the PC-12’s selling points are its cabin size, versatility and operating cost. The PC-12 cabin is approximately the size of the King Air B200 and seats 8–9 passengers comfortably. The PC-12 also has a standard rear cargo door, which makes loading and unloading of baggage and cargo a snap. The aircraft is in use as executive transport, cargo, combo (i.e., cargo and passengers together), EMS and commuter operations.