Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Pilatus Hands Over PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Download: Printable PDF Date: 23 May 2018 03:43 categories:
Publisher:
Pilatus Hands Over PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Switzerland Aircraft: Airplanes

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, former Chairman and CEO of the Nestlé Group, accepted the keys to his PC-24, serial number 104. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is one of the very first owners to fly the brand-new Swiss business jet.

Businessman and experienced pilot Peter Brabeck-Letmathe personally took delivery of his PC-24, ordered in 2013, from Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of Pilatus, at a handover ceremony in Stans.

Flying is his big passion – he has logged over 3000 hours so far. Brabeck-Letmathe attracted attention a year ago with the announcement that his new PC-24 would be purchased by his company, Brabair, and would be made available to private and business travellers in Europe, together with his existing PC-12 NG, within a newly founded “Flying Club 24”.

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe commented as follows at the handover:

“It’s been worth the wait, my serial number 104 looks just fantastic! I’ve been totally convinced by the PC-24 project since the earliest days. It’s a logical continuation of the Pilatus product family. The cockpit environment is exceptional within this category and the quality of the workmanship is exactly as one would expect from a Swiss product. I’m really looking forward to taking the pilot’s seat and getting familiar with the unique capabilities of my Super Versatile Jet.”

The PC-24 will be based in Sion. The Brabair Super Versatile Jet will carry seven passengers plus pilot in a luxurious, ergonomic environment. The large cargo door which comes as standard allows easy loading and unloading of large items of luggage and bulky cargo. The PC-24’s short takeoff and landing capabilities also open up new possibilities in terms of arriving closer to the final destination, thereby saving valuable time.

Oscar J. Schwenk commented on Peter Brabeck’s PC-24 as follows:

“I’m delighted that such well-known personalities are happy to place their trust in our aircraft. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has flown our single-engine PC-12 NG for a long time and will now operate a PC-24 in parallel. The fact that he opted for a brand-new, very recently certified PC-24 speaks for itself. I’m confident that he will be as happy with the PC-24 as we are. I look forward to receiving his feedback!”



Loading comments for Pilatus Hands Over PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe...


Recommended

Silk Way Helicopter Services replenished its fleet with modern helicopter for aerial photography

Silk Way Helicopter Services commercial helicopter airline has expanded its fleet with the newest AgustaWestland AW109SP helicopter with photo/video equipment, specialized for high-quality aerial phot...

Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the w...

Embraer and Boeing Approved the Terms of Strategic Aerospace Partnership, Seek Brazilian Government Approval

Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The approved terms define the...

Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprops with New Flight Deck Features

Enhanced flight deck capabilities to new production Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprop platforms. The features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Gar...