Oriens Aviation places first enhanced Pilatus PC-12 NGX in the U.K.

©Pilatus PC12 NGX

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive sales and service center for Pilatus Aircraft in the British Isles, delivered the newest ‘third-generation’ Pilatus PC-12 NGX to a private customer based in north-west England on July 30, 2020. With its stylish executive six-to-eight-seat interior layout, the aircraft is ideal for business and leisure use.

Three years in the making, the NGX was unveiled during last year’s NBAA Show. It features a raft of enhancements over the PC-12 NG centered on an improved Pratt & Whitney PT6E-67XP engine, electronic propeller and a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system (a first in its size category). The cabin interior is modelled on the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, in collaboration with BMW Designworks. With 10% more window area, the cabin is notably brighter and features more headroom, compared with the earlier PC-12 NG model.

The executive version features fully reclining seats and improved lumbar comfort, while the NGX can also be outfitted with the latest in Wi-Fi connectivity. A low-speed propeller mode delivers considerably reduced cabin noise for enhanced cabin comfort. An Advanced Cockpit Environment houses Honeywell’s Epic 2.0 avionics and a touchscreen avionics controller. 

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