FLYINGGROUP Expands Fleet with Ninth Pilatus PC-24

A FLYINGGROUP PC-24 takes off.
Photo Credit: Pilatus Aircraft

Belgian charter company FLYINGGROUP has bolstered its fleet with the addition of a ninth Pilatus PC-24, further solidifying its commitment to this innovative and versatile jet.

FLYINGGROUP, established in 1995, is headquartered at Antwerp International Airport. It offers a comprehensive suite of aircraft management and charter services on a global scale.

Their impressive fleet now surpasses 50 business jets, with the PC-24 holding a prominent position.

The newly acquired PC-24 was delivered on May 16, 2024. The distinctive aircraft boasts the elegant gray lines and signature Swiss edelweiss flower design that sets it apart.

This latest generation model now promises to enhance FLYINGGROUP’s charter offerings. It’s fitout and capabilities will provide both passengers and crew with an even more exceptional experience.

Johan van Lokeren, CEO of FLYINGGROUP, expressed his enthusiasm during the handover ceremony in Stans. “We are thrilled to welcome this new PC-24 to our growing fleet. Our customers consistently praise the PC-24 for its versatility and modern design.”

“The spacious cabin delivers unparalleled comfort, making it a true favorite. This latest addition, a second-generation ‘Edelweiss PC-24,’ boasts an impressive payload increase and extended range, further exceeding expectations.”

André Zimmermann, VP Business Aviation at FLYINGGROUP, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the PC-24’s unique capabilities.

“There’s simply no other business jet in this class that offers the same level of versatility and performance. The PC-24’s spacious cabin consistently amazes first-time flyers. The recent upgrades have resulted in a noticeable reduction in cabin noise.”

“We are confident that our valued partners and their passengers will thoroughly enjoy the comfort, flexibility, and amenities offered by this exceptional aircraft.”

Pilatus PC-24: Super Versatile Jet

This latest generation PC-24 delivers a significant payload boost of 272 kilograms (600 pounds).The new PC-24 can now fly an additional 370 kilometers (200 nautical miles), even with six passengers on board.

Under single-pilot operation and with full fuel, the maximum useful load reaches 596 kilograms. These improvements translate to substantial benefits, particularly in charter operations, as they allow for more passengers and luggage on each flight.

FLYINGGROUP’s new PC-24 also features an enhanced cabin configuration, incorporating a “Welcome Center” and additional storage space for passenger comfort.

Pilatus will be showcasing the PC-24 and PC-12 NGX at the upcoming EBACE exhibition in Geneva, held from May 28 to 30, 2024.

The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) showcases the latest advancements in business aviation.

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