AMAC Aerospace appointed exclusive distributor of the new Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in the Middle East

Nov. 17, 2014
The new jet is scheduled to receive EASA Certification in 2017

AMAC Aerospace, a leading provider of corporate aviation maintenance and completion services has been appointed by Pilatus as the exclusive Sales Distributor for the all-new PC-24 light jet in the Middle East. The new appointment, formally signed on October 30th extends AMAC’s existing exclusive agreement with Pilatus as a fully Authorised Service Centre and Sales Distributor for the PC-12NG in the region which it has held since 2012.

AMAC also confirms that it will acquire two PC-24 aircraft, which are due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019.  The new jet is scheduled to receive EASA Certification in 2017. The two ‘flagship’ aircraft will be delivered with an executive interior and will be used for demonstrator purposes to support its sales efforts in the region.

AMAC Aerospace will market the PC-24 in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey.  All maintenance services for the new PC-24 will be coordinated through the AMAC Aerospace facility at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul.  The twin engine PC-24 will offer Middle Eastern customers the practicality of a turboprop with the performance of a light jet. Its short field performance with the capability to land on grass strips or unpaved surfaces makes its highly mobile and suitable to the region. It can fulfil multi-role missions too – from accommodating up to 10 passengers in executive comfort to serving as an air ambulance or special mission role - attributes which will appeal to certain Middle Eastern customers.   Making it even more appealing is its attractive price point - US8.9 million.

“Everyone working on the PC-24 program should be proud to see entry of this aircraft come from 2017 and we at AMAC are excited to promote this aircraft to the Middle East region” said Mr. Kadri Muhiddin, Group Executive Chairman and CEO.AMAC Turkey’s three-storey sales and service centre at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul features 1,500 sqm of hangarage, 1,200 square meters of shop floor space and 300 square meters of office space. Its wide ranging core aviation services include line and base maintenance; defect rectification & AOG Support; accomplishment of airworthiness reviews and certificates; AD/SB assessment; development of maintenance and reliability programmes; planning of scheduled maintenance activities; management of modification and repairs; out-sourced engineering tasks and services and pre-buy inspections.

AMAC Aerospace will be exhibiting at MEBA during 8-10 December on Stand A13. The company will be promoting the PC-24 during the show and exhibiting the PC-12NG on the static display.

About AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace, founded in 2007, is headed by Group Executive Chairman & CEO Kadri Muhiddin.  The company boasts a 630-strong workforce and an order book of US$1 billion plus.  Its business is split 60:40 between VIP completions and maintenance work and its extensive hangarage facilities in Basel, Switzerland have the capability to accommodate two wide-body and four single-aisle large jets, plus lighter business jet types.

About Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 to the best-selling PC-12, a single-engine turboprop, and the PC-21, the training system of the future. Pilatus is currently developing the PC-24 – the world’s first ever business jet for use on short unmade runways. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing over 1700 people worldwide. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.