Pilatus is a Swiss company. In 1939, Pilatus was founded in Stans. Pilatus is the only Swiss company to design, produce and sell aircraft worldwide. More than 3800 aircraft have been sold since the company was founded.
Most Pilatus aircraft are single-engine turboprop aircraft. The company is recognised as a specialist in training aircraft. But Pilatus also builds business jets and jets like its latest: the PC-24 or like the famous PC-12, its best-seller with more than 1650 units sold.
The PC-24 is Pilatus' first jet, a big investment with a gambled look that could further anchor the Swiss manufacturer among the big names in the aviation world.