KINGOONYA, AUSTRALIA – The very first PC-24 of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) with serial number 118 arrived in Australia in April 2019. A few days later, the PC-24 made its first landings on unpaved strips in Kingoonya, a small and almost totally abandoned farming settlement in the central outback of the Australian state of South Australia.
The Pilatus PC-24 Versatile Jet is the first business jet worldwide, designed to take off and land on very short or unpaved runways, and to come with a cargo door as standard. It also boasts an extremely spacious cabin, whose interior can easily be adapted to personal requirements.
The outstanding flexibility of the PC-24 opens the door on an enviable spectrum of possibilities – whether as a business jet or ambulance aircraft. All this makes it a Super Versatile Jet, an aircraft designed to fulfil a wide variety of individual mission profiles.
(Image: from Pilatus Aircraft video on YouTube)