Pilatus launches PC-7 MKX at Dubai

Pilatus Aircraft announced a new variant of its PC-7, the PC-7 MKX, at the Dubai Air Show on November 14 and unveiled the aircraft in the static display area at the show the following day. Dubbed by the company as “the world’s best smart basic trainer,” the PC-7 MKX features a new glass cockpit, new avionics, improvements in crew comfort and a number of other technical innovations.

The Pilatus PC-7 MKX prototype during a flight test over the Swiss Alps Pilatus Aircraft

The Swiss manufacturer says that it offers “a smart state-of-the-art training capability in the basic training segment at unrivalled cost, with outstanding robustness and unmatched reliability. The smart Basic Trainer is now available to take on a new generation of student pilots and turn them into first class military aviators.”

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