The Pilatus PC-12 is a roomy, versatile aircraft designed to fit 7 or 8 passengers comfortably. Though it is comparable to the King Air 350 in many ways, the Pilatus PC-12 remains unique for its ability to comfortably fit in cargo and passengers side by side without excessive crowding. Their core performance also makes them a great pick for mid-range travel anywhere in the US.
The PC-12’s cabin is the definition of “bang for your buck” – it features a cabin size greater than most turboprops and mid-sized business jets that cost twice as much.
Inside the Pilatus PC-12’s 423 cu. ft. cabin, you’ll find a seating arrangement designed to meet your party’s needs. Up to 8 of the cabin’s seats can be set in a double-club configuration for those looking to conduct business mid-flight. Alternatively, if you and your family are looking to rest, each seat can be oriented forward in traditional aircraft rows. Some seats can even be removed before the flight to provide space for extra baggage.
When it comes to loaded up those suitcases and bags, you won’t need to squeeze them through the Pilatus PC-12 passenger hatch. Instead, this craft’s extra-large cargo door allows for quick loading and unloading of even plus-sized baggage with ease. That includes skis, golf clubs, and any other large equipment you may need at your eventual destination.
9 PASSENGERS MAX
CABIN HEIGHT: 4.10 ft
CABIN WIDTH: 5.0 ft
The Pilatus PC-12’s versatility includes its in-flight performance, which is admirable in all weather conditions. In fact, this craft is capable of flying a full 1,600 nautical miles at 280 MPH without ever causing the cabin’s passengers to feel undesirable vibrations or jostling.
That’s because this plane’s single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop engine makes it possible to do more with less. To be specific, this aircraft model has a higher maximum speed than previous iterations, as well as improved climbing performance. Its Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics are more reliable, too, thus allowing your pilot to maintain a watchful eye on every aspect of your plane’s performance at all times.
MAX RANGE: 1,560 nm (2,889 km)
MAX CRUISE SPEED: 280 ktas (519 km/hr)
MAX OPERATING ALTITUDE: 30,000 ft (9,144 m)