Balance Aviation to Showcase the Pilatus PC-12 NGX at Athens Flying Week 2022
Balance Aviationwill present, for the first time in the region, the legendary single-engine turboprop Pilatus PC-12 NGX at static display during the 2022 Athens Flying Week (AFW) Tanagra International Air Show 2022. The event is taking place September 17−18, 2022, at Tanagra Air Force Base, Athens, Greece.
The latest addition to the iconic range of Pilatus PC-12 NGX turboprops has been in production since 2020, with the active fleet worldwide now standing at 174 units. All Pilatus aircraft are noted for their low operating costs and unique runway performance, which allow them to land on short and unpaved runways. This is especially relevant in Greece, where about 30% of all airports have such runways.
The PC-12 NGX features a host of new features that boost its efficiency, comfort, and safety. Accommodating up to 9 passengers depending on configuration, it has a top speed of 537 km/h and can go as far as 3426 km without refueling. A unique feature of all PC-12 aircraft is their wide 1.35 х 1.32 m cargo door that opens right into the cabin.
"In Greece, we see a good future for modern, reliable, versatile, and cost-effective aircraft like the Pilatus PC-12 NGX and PC-24 twinjet. According to our estimates, the local business aviation fleet today totals about 30 aircraft, and a good number of them are turboprops. I am confident that Greek companies and private owners will appreciate the capabilities of the Pilatus, especially since the current economic upturn in the country is conducive to this," said Pambos Kyritsis, Regional Sales Director at Balance Aviation.