Pilatus revealed its PC-24 twin jet at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE) in Geneva yesterday.

According to the company, the jet is the first business jet in the world with the ability to use very short runways – paved or unpaved. It also has a cargo door as standard.

The PC-24 has a maximum speed of approximately 425 knots (787 km/h) and a maximum range with four passengers of 3,610 km. It is powered by two Williams FJ44-4A turbines, each of which produces 15,124kN of thrust.

The PC-24 will take off on its maiden flight towards the end of 2014 and roll-out is scheduled for the third quarter of that year. Certification by the European and American authorities is planned for early 2017 and the first aircraft will be delivered immediately thereafter.

The list price (price basis 2017) is approx. USD 8.9 million. First orders will be taken at EBACE 2014. For more information visit www.pilatus-aircraft.com

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