ExecuJet to operate first Pilatus PC-24 jet in Africa
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.
The aircraft will be based in South Africa at Cape Town International Airport and ExecuJet will be responsible for its day-to-day management and operations on behalf of the aircraft owner.
The PC-24, developed by Swiss OEM Pilatus, has been dubbed the Super Versatile Jet due to its flexibility and ability to operate in and out of very short and unpaved runways. The aircraft received EASA and FAA type certification on 7 December 2017.
The PC-24 will also be available for charter and offers clients the latest in in-flight entertainment and connectivity. With six passengers, departing Cape Town, the aircraft can reach Angola, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. Flying from ExecuJet's FBO at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, passengers can reach DRC, Tanzania, Kenya and Mauritius, according to Pilatus.
Gavin Kiggen, Vice President Africa, ExecuJet, says: "Africa is the perfect environment for the PC-24, with its testing terrain and challenging runways, and we are honoured to be the first business aviation operator to manage the aircraft in the region. ExecuJet's worldwide commitment to service excellence makes us industry-leading in our field, which is testament to all the hard work and dedication exhibited by our staff and partners. We are looking forward to welcoming the aircraft when it arrives at our Cape Town facility in October."
The PC-24's interior is unmatched in its combined comfort and functionality. Each component has been chosen to enhance the passenger experience: soft leathers and rare hardwood cabinetry create a bespoke interior that reflects the meticulous design of the aircraft as a whole.
The generously sized cabin boasts a continuous flat floor, and allows for an exceptional amount of headroom for both passengers and crew.
ExecuJet manages 165 business jets worldwide.