OLATHE, KS. (June 16, 2020) – KCAC Aviation has delivered its first PC-12 NGX, the new single-engine turboprop from Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. The PC-12 NGX was delivered to a customer in Oklahoma, marking another milestone in KCAC’s 54-year history in the aviation business.
The NGX has been highly sought after since being introduced last fall at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association-Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. “We’re excited to be part of the next chapter of the PC-12 story,” said Mark Riley, KCAC Aviation’s General Manager. “You don’t get to introduce a brand-new aircraft very often, so we’re especially proud to be one of the first U.S. deliveries among the Pilatus Authorized Sales Center Network. Pilatus has definitely taken the NGX’s predecessor, the PC-12 NG, to a whole new level with the NGX.”
Already considered one of the best single-engine turboprops in its class, the NGX commands attention thanks to upgrades throughout, including a more powerful PT6E-67XP engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada, smarter avionics and a complete redesign of the cabin interior. The NGX also boasts a breakthrough for turboprops with the first full authority digital engine control, which eases pilot workload and provides greater control and responsiveness.
The eye-catching interior is brought to life by the expert artisans at BMW Designworks. Inspired by the modern design of the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, the new executive seats on the PC-12 NGX feature full recline capabilities, taller seat backs and adjustable lumbar support. Passengers will especially appreciate the expanded headroom, leg space and upgraded cooling system. The cabin also has 10 percent larger windows allowing more light to stream inside and greater visibility.
“The NGX has something to offer for everyone, including several industry firsts that keep it a step ahead of the competition,” said Michael Kolman, KCAC’s Regional Director of Pilatus Sales for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma “The new electronic engine controls are a pilot’s dream, and passengers will enjoy the more modern and spacious cabin. For versatility, safety and comfort, nothing in its class can match the NGX.”
With more than eight million flight hours and 1,750 aircraft in operation since it was first introduced a quarter century ago, the PC-12 is the preferred choice of pilots worldwide. The NGX is the third generation of aircraft designed on the reliable PC-12 airframe.
KCAC’s exclusive Pilatus sales and service territory includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
About KCAC Aviation KCAC Aviation is a full-service aviation company located at the Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC) in Olathe, KS, with a Pilatus Sales Office at DuPage Airport (KDPA) in West Chicago, IL. KCAC is an Authorized Sales and Service Center for Pilatus and Piper aircraft. KCAC also offers Part 145 repair services, avionics installation and repair, private charter service and aircraft management.