Pilatus PC-12 Performance, Specifications and Comparisons


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Pilatus PC-12

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Pilatus PC-12 Exterior


Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Ag began manufacturing The Pilatus PC-12 Medium Turboprop in 1991 and continues to do so today. The cabin measures 16.9 feet long by 4.9 feet wide by 5 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 330 cubic feet. The dimensions make it comfortable for 8 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 8. The baggage compartment can hold up to 6 bags, assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Pilatus PC-12 has a maximum range (subject to headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 1742 miles and a maximum speed of 313 mph. Common names and abbreviations: Pilatus PC-12, PC-12, PC12.
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  • Category: Medium Turboprop
  • Cabin Volume: 330 cubic feet
  • Baggage Volume: 40 cubic feet
  • Max Speed: 313 mph
  • Range: 1742 miles
  • Fuel Burn: 63 gph
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Pilatus PC-12 Interior


This is a medium turboprop jet with a single engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop, PT6A-67B) manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft, is used for the transport of passengers and cargo. It made its first flight with two prototypes on May 31st of 1991 and continued until 2014 with a total of 1,300 units.

It can reach heights of 30,000 ft (9144 m) in 26.5 minutes and has a cruise speed of 500 km/h. It has a length of 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in) and a height of 4.26 m (14 ft 0 in), making it perfect for a crew of 1-2 pilots and 9 passengers. This model has six variants: PC-12/41 (Is the first one of the series), PC-12/45 (has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,500 kg.), PC-12/47 (has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,740 kg), PC-12/47E (has a noise measured at 90 dBA in the cabin), PC-12M Spectre (specially used for military operations by the U.S.) and U-28A.

It is used for civil transportation in: Russia, Bhutan, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Tanzania. Government transportations in: Canada, Argentina, United States, Australia. Military transportations in: Bulgaria, Afghanistan, United States, Finland, Switzerland and South Africa.

Pilatus PC-12 Exterior

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