In addition to Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd’s traditional display of an actual PC-12 NG on the main show floor, the Swiss company will also feature a special mission PC-12 Spectre aircraft at the 64th annual meeting and convention of the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) new static display located just outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. This new location makes it convenient for show attendees to get a close look at actual aircraft without leaving the main exhibition center.
The Spectre is a version of the best-selling PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop which is designed exclusively to support multiple government, military, law enforcement and medevac roles. Variants of the PC-12 Spectre are currently in operation with the U.S. and several foreign militaries, as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Leonard Luke, Vice President of Government Sales for Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd stated, “We are very pleased to be able to showcase the PC-12 Spectre in such a great location at NBAA this year. In this environment of tightening government budgets, the PC-12 Spectre’s multi-mission capability, ruggedness and cost efficiency make it an ideal platform for agencies tasked with doing more with less financial resources.”
The basic PC-12 Spectre features a standard a retractable sensor platform, and a 9-passenger utility interior with a sensor operator’s console. Most Spectre aircraft are highly modified to tailor to the customer’s specific mission requirements. Customization can include communications and surveillance equipment, external pods, medevac interiors and a paratrooper jump door.
“The PC-12 Spectre is a highly capable and field-proven aircraft for challenging environments around the globe,” Luke continued. “While over 1,000 PC-12s are in the field today, it is still a new and innovative concept for many of the agencies we speak to. It has tremendous ability to adapt to and accomplish multiple missions, making it a great investment for governments in a tough budget climate.”
The Pilatus PC-12 Spectre can be viewed in Silver Lot #3 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additional information and photographs of the Spectre can be found on Pilatus website www.PC-12Spectre.com.
Source and photo: Pilatus