Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd. Launches iPad® Delivery Program for the PC-12 NG

Pilatus is the world's first aircraft manufacturer to offer an iPad delivery program

Mar 09, 2011, 15:55 ET from Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd.

DENVER, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd., manufacturer of the PC-12 NG, the world's best-selling turboprop business aircraft, is reinventing the aircraft delivery and ownership experience with the launch of its new iPad delivery program. Pilatus is the world's first aircraft manufacturer to offer such a program to its customers.

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Starting in February 2011, new owners of the Pilatus PC-12 NG will receive an Apple iPad containing interactive content customized to each owner's individual aircraft, as well as delivery documents, owner's manuals and a variety of useful aviation apps -- all designed to enhance Pilatus' long-standing reputation for superior customer service and satisfaction.  

"Our new iPad delivery program for the PC-12 NG reflects Pilatus' technology leadership in business aviation and our commitment to delivering best-in-class customer service and satisfaction," says Thomas Bosshard, President and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd. "Not only does the new program simplify the delivery process for our owners, it also reflects their affinity for leading-edge technology."

Each iPad comes pre-loaded with the Pilots Information Manual (PIM), an introduction to the company and the PC-12 NG, and key delivery documents.  Also included is customized content documenting the manufacture, assembly and completion of each owner's particular aircraft, as well as useful aviation apps such as Fore Flight, My Radar Pro and others.

"This is just the first step," Bosshard says. "Pilatus will continue to develop the program to make delivery, service and flight planning even easier for our customers."

Since its introduction in 1994, the PC-12 has steadily grown in sales and success to become one of the top selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. The versatile PC-12 performs many roles worldwide, including executive transport, commuter, air ambulance, police and border surveillance, cargo, and regional airliner. The PC-12 NG features a fully integrated Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system, a cockpit and cabin designed by BMW Group Designworks USA, and a powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine.

Established in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing over 1,300 people worldwide. Pilatus provides aircraft and aviation services worldwide for the general aviation, commercial, training, utility, and special mission markets. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.

DSP / Public Relations

Charles D. Mayer

Vice President, Marketing

Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd.



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