The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The main market for the aircraft is corporate transport and regional airline operators. The U.S. Air Force’s designation is the U-28A.

The PC-12 is a pressurized turbo prop Aircraft seating 8 passengers, flying above the weather at up to 28 000 feet. This Swiss manufactured airplane can cruise at a maximum speed of 540 kilometres per hour, culminating in the ultimate sensation of luxury as it takes to the skies. 

 

General characteristics

  • Crew:one or two pilots
  • Capacity:9 passengers standard, 6-8 executive
  • Length:40 m (47 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan:23 m
  • Height:26 m
  • Wing area:81 m²
  • Empty weight:2 761 kg
  • Loaded weight:4 700 kg
  • takeoff weight:4 740 kg
  • Powerplant:1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B or -67P turboprop, 895 kW (1,200 shp)
  • Maximum landing:4 500 kg
  • Maximum payload full fuel:539 kg
  • Tail wingspan:20 m
  • Propeller:Hartzell HC – E4A – 3D/E10477K – 4 blade aluminum
  • Propeller diameter:67 m
  • Propeller RPM:1 700 rpm

 

Performance

  • Cruise speed:500 km/h
  • Stall speed:120 km/h
  • Service ceiling:9,150 m
  • Rate of climb:512 m/min at sea level
  • Wing loading:3 kg/m²
  • Power/mass:7 kg/shp
  • Range 0 passenger:3 389 km
  • Range 9 passenger:2 804 km
  • Takeoff distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle:701 m
  • Takeoff distance ground roll:450 m
  • Landing distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle:558 m
  • Landing distance ground roll:228 m
  • Climb to 30,000 ft:5 minutes
  • Fuel consumption:360 pounds per hour (54 gph)