Luxembourg-based operator Jetfly has now taken delivery of its tenth Pilatus PC-24 jet, finished in an eye-catching Philippe Starck design.
It marks another milestone in a successful partnership of over 20 years between Pilatus and the world’s largest PC-24 operator, the Luxembourg fractional ownership specialist.
Launched in 1999, Jetfly operates mainly in western Europe. At Jetfly, each customer owns a share in an aircraft, and is thus entitled to use the aircraft whenever he or she wishes.
Cédric Lescop, CEO of Jetfly, said at the handover of the tenth PC-24: “Since adding the first PC-24 to our fleet in 2018, we have seen more and more customers wanting to fly with this amazingly spacious versatile jet. It’s the perfect aircraft for us; our passengers appreciate and love it!”.
The world’s first Super Versatile Jet
“Our customers enjoy the bright, exceptionally large cabin with eight individually adjustable seats. The generous stowage space and cargo door allow for transport of large or bulky items of luggage.”
“Passengers also like the fact that the PC-24 is capable of landing on very short runways. Thanks to this unique capability, they can fly to destinations not open to other jets: we can fly into St. Tropez/La Môle or Gstaad, for example.”
“So, we take our passengers faster and closer to their destination, saving them valuable time. You can only do that in a PC-24”, Lescop adds.
Strong demand for the PC-24
Ignaz Gretener, VP General Aviation at Pilatus, adds: “Jetfly offers its customers a perfect service. It is remarkable to see how the fleet of PC-24 fractional operators has grown both in the USA and in Europe since the PC-24 was launched in 2018.
More and more customers are deciding they cannot do without the ergonomic design, flexibility, and safety of our “Swiss Made” business jet.
In addition, its fuel-efficient turbofan engines which can run on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), ensure cost-effective use.”
About the Pilatus PC-24
The Pilatus PC-24 is a business jet designed and manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft, a Swiss aircraft manufacturer. It is a twin-engine jet that is capable of carrying up to 11 passengers and two pilots.
One of the unique features of the PC-24 is its ability to operate from short and unpaved runways, which makes it ideal for accessing remote locations that are not easily accessible by other types of business jets.
It has a maximum range of approximately 2,000 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed of 440 knots.
The PC-24’s cockpit is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, including a touchscreen display and fly-by-wire controls, which help to reduce pilot workload and improve safety.
The cabin is also designed with passenger comfort in mind, featuring large windows, a spacious interior, and a noise-reducing design.
Since its introduction in 2018, the PC-24 has become a popular choice for business and private aviation operators around the world.
Its versatility and performance have made it a popular option for corporate executives, charter companies, and government agencies.
With 20 years’ experience and over 200,000 flight hours, Luxembourg-based Jetfly is a pioneer in the fractional ownership business.
The company employs a total of 430 people, including 190 of its own pilots. With 60 aircraft in total – 48 Pilatus PC-12s and 12 Pilatus PC-24 jets – Jetfly Group operates the largest Pilatus fleet in Europe and serves both business and private aviation needs.