First Production Pilatus PC-24 Wing And Fuselage Joined The first customer-bound Pilatus PC-24 executive jet in production is now standing on its own legs according to Pilatus. The wings were recently joined to the fuselage marking a pivotal point in the production process for the first jet. The joining happened on the 12th of July at the company's head office facilities. This operation, referred to as a "marriage", requires the highest degree of concentration from the Pilatus builders. The process of attaching the wings to the fuselage demands accuracy to within a hundredth of a millimeter. Not to mention that the connection has to be solid enough to last for a "business jet lifetime". This extremely important stage sees our technicians join the 16.8-meter fuselage to the wings, spanning 17 -meters. The "marriage" is followed by the cabin installation and commissioning and testing of the aircraft systems.