Western Aircraft Adds Pilatus PC 24 to Charter, A First in the U. S.

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has added a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to WestAir Charter’s Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate.

“We are extremely excited to be the first in the country to offer this amazing jet for charter,” said Western Aircraft’s vice president of Aircraft Sales and Charter Management Phil Winters. “This aircraft has superior speed, range and runway performance. It is also the first business jet in the world that has a standard pallet-sized cargo door, making the loading of even the bulkiest of items, such as a kayak, easy. It’s a true benefit for our charter customers.”

In addition to the PC-24’s charter function, WestAir Charter is also handling the jet’s aircraft management, ensuring that all aspects of operation and safety are handled from maintenance to flight crew to FAA regulatory compliance.

Western says WestAir Charter is extremely familiar with the Pilatus aircraft, having many years of experience operating a fleet of NG and Legacy PC-12s. Additionally, Western has a successful Pilatus dealership in the world and experience in the management and operation of Pilatus aircraft. Its MRO is one of the largest Pilatus Authorized Service Centers in North America, the company says.

WestAir Charter provides service to more than 5,000 airports in the United States, Mexico and Canada with aircraft based in Idaho, Washington and California.