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    Hansueli Loosli was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Pilatus Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Annual General Meeting elected two further notable members: Martin P. Furrer and Mario Rossi. Oscar J. Schwenk, the longstanding Chairman of the Board of Directors, has decided not to stand for re-election to the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors this year. Having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for over 15 years, the 76- year-old will hand over to his successor, Hansueli Loosli. The latter has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coop and Swisscom and was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize, among others, for his outstanding achievements in the past. He has already been inducted and will take up his duties at Pilatus with immediate effect.

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    In 2017 the Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace purchased 17 PC-21s and has successfully trained its future military pilots on the world’s most modern training system since then. The Air Force has now ordered a further nine PC-21s to reinforce its training programme with additional Pilatus training aircraft. The Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace, one of the world’s most prestigious air forces , has ordered a further nine PC-21s, proving with this additional contract how efficient the Pilatus training system is. The PC-21s will be deployed to train future military pilots who will subsequently step up to the nation’s multi-role lead-fighter. The PC-21s will replace the twin-engine jet trainers which were previously used for pilot training.

    The French procurement authority, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) , signed the agreement with F-AIR 21 (Cognac Formation Aero SAS France), with Pilatus acting as the exclusive subcontractor for the supply of the nine PC-21s and other groundbased training systems and spare parts. The order will secure jobs in Switzerland, where the PC-21s are produced. Markus Bucher says of the agreement: "French evaluations are highly professional, which again proves to us that we offer the world’s best training system in this market. I am delighted that the Armée de l'air et de l'espace has opted for further PC-21s. Nous vous remercions de faire confiance à Pilatus et à notre PC-21 – L’Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace pourra toujours compter sur notre meilleur service client".

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    Pilatus has a three-part video series showing on their Youtube page. It is their virtual answer to the shelved in-person world tour of its PC-24 Super Versatile Jet. Covid-19 had a large part to play in this and the company has gone the virtual route to still show its customers the plane in detail. Below is part-ONE of a three-part series.

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    Part-TWO

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    Part-THREE coming up on August 13th.

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    That last part is now up and running.
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    PC-24 from Poolhurst Aviation.

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    Pilatus operators going into the Denver area at Centennial Airport (APA). Cutter Aviation has added a dedicated mobile response unit (MRU) for Pilatus aircraft requiring AOG service. "We know aircraft malfunctions don’t always happen at the most convenient locations, such as your base airport or near your service center," said Cutter Aviation president and CEO Will Cutter. “Based on Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 versatility, we as service centers must be prepared and equipped to help our clients at any remote location their mission has taken them to.”

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    TAG Maintenance Services, a Dassault Aviation company and one of business aviation’s leading MRO providers, now supports the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet for comprehensive base and line maintenance.

    TAG Maintenance Services integrated RUAG’s business aviation MRO operations in September 2019, including its line and base support for the Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop at Geneva Airport. With the addition of the PC-24, TAG Maintenance Services now provides its highly regarded maintenance services for all of Pilatus’s business aviation offerings at its Geneva “one-stop-shop” facility.

    "Both the PC-12 and the PC-24 have proven to be popular personal, corporate and charter aircraft in Europe. We are pleased to build on our long and close relationship with Pilatus to care for these great aircraft," said Franck Madignier, President of TAG Maintenance Services. "Moreover," he added, “this new service certification confirms our long-term commitment to supporting multiple OEMs." TAG Maintenance Services provides factory service for Dassault Falcon business jets and authorized support for Bombardier, Pilatus and other aircraft makes. Ignaz Gretener, Vice President General Aviation at Pilatus Aircraft says: "As the worldwide fleet of the PC- 24, the Pilatus Super Versatile Jet, is growing, we are constantly strengthening our support network. Geneva being a top destination for many of our customers, we are delighted to expand our relationship with TAG Maintenance Services with its stellar reputation."

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    Tradewind Aviation has taken delivery of its first PC-12NGX. The handover ceremony took place at Pilatus' Broomfield facility. While this is the first it certainly won't be the last as there are 20 of the type on order for Tradewind Aviation.

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    It's been 5 years since PlaneSense launched the PC-24 in their fleet.

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