PC-24 proves its versatility for SAR

RFDS PC-24
Credit: RFDS WA

Pilatus has obtained full rough field certification for the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet

With immediate effect, all PC-24s may now also be operated on wet and snow-covered unpaved runways.

The aircraft are operated by The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia, enabling flexibility and being suited to operating on isolated locations in the outback.

Following a comprehensive post-certification test campaign, the PC-24 is now certified for operation on unpaved runways and in differing conditions.

Pilatus Chairman Oscar J. Schwenk said: ā€ŸIā€™m delighted to note the successful completion of these comprehensive tests. Our PC-24 has proven that it is capable of flying the full range of missions for which it was developed. The RFDS and operators in North America or Africa already use rough field runways on a regular basis, proving just how unique the PC-24 is ā€“ that sort of capability is only available with the Pilatus Super Versatile Jet!ā€