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Why the Pilatus PC-21 is a revolutionary military trainer

Pilatus has proven itself as a world leading manufacturer of training aircraft. Rod Simpson details one of Switzerland’s most promising exports: the Pilatus PC-21

Spain opts to acquire additional PC-21s

Having already ordered an initial batch of 24 turboprop-driven Pilatus PC-21s in early 2020, the Spanish Air and Space Force has further bolstered its commitment to the platform by acquiring a further 16 examples from the Swiss aircraft manufacturer, making it the largest operator of the PC-21 in Europe

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Swiss Air Force retires fleet of Pilatus PC-9 target tugs

The Swiss Air Force has withdrawn its last Pilatus PC-9. AirForces Monthly reflects on its illustrious career and the end of its aerial target-towing operations

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Commercial medevac: types and tech

Mark Broadbent investigates the latest developments in a critical area of commercial aviation: the air ambulance sector

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A look at Europe's highly competitive ‘mini airliner’ sector

Craig West shines a spotlight on Europe’s ‘mini airliner’ sector and finds out how the manufacturers of three very different designs are vying to remain competitive in this increasingly congested market

VIDEO: Irish Air Corps PC-9Ms conduct live-fire exercise

Once a year, the Flight Training School (FTS) of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) carries out a live fire exercise with its Pilatus PC-9Ms. Take a look at some behind the scenes cockpit action

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: PC-12 NG Spectre

As the Irish Air Corps approaches its 100th anniversary, Key.Aero begins special coverage of the force by taking a closer look at its new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Josef Campion reports

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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