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Spain receives first two of 24 PC-21 turboprop trainers

The Spanish Ministry of Defence took delivery of its first two PC-21s on September 14. The two aircraft are part of an order for 24 aircraft placed in November 2020

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Qatar's first PC-24 enters final assembly

Pilatus Aircraft is progressing well with manufacture of the first of two Qatar Emiri Air Force PC-24 Super Versatile Jets. The first aircraft appeared outside at the factory on Stans Airfield, Switzerland, on September 1

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France orders nine more Pilatus PC-21s

Pilatus Aircraft announced on July 16 that the French Air and Space Force has ordered an additional nine PC-21s, adding to the 17 examples purchased by France in 2017 for training purposes

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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

Qatar orders two Pilatus PC-24s

A pair of Pilatus PC-24 light business jets have been ordered by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, which will use the type to conduct training and VIP transport operations

Spectre arrives for Irish Air Corps

Three Pilatus PC-12NG Spectre aircraft purchased for the Irish Air Corps (IAC) for more than €43m flew into Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, Ireland, on September 10, to replace five Cessna FR172H Skyhawks

New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps

Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.

Finnish PC-12NG fleet surpasses 30,000 flight hours

The Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force) has announced that its Pilatus PC-12NG fleet has surpassed the 30,000-flight-hour milestone.

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East Sale's Trainer Transition

Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink were invited to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria, to witness operations by the PC-21 and learn more about the benefits of the new training system that comes with it.

Spain selects PC-21 to fulfil training requirements

Spain has opted to replace its ageing fleet of CASA C-101 Aviojet jet trainers with the Pilatus PC-21 single-engined turboprop.