Oriens Aviation secures three delivery positions for British Isles based customers on the Pilatus PC-24

Aerial photography of the Pilatus PC-24, owned by Skytech, flying over the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest near Hot Springs, VA. Roanoke Airport (ROA) Roanoke VA USA

Oriens Aviation is pleased to offer three delivery positions on the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, hard on the heels of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd re-opening the orderbook last month, coinciding with EBACE 2019.  Oriens, the exclusive UK and Ireland sales distributor and Authorised Pilatus Centre, headquartered at London Biggin Hill Airport, has already sold one of the three positions.  

Prospective customers still have an opportunity to order and fully customise the next available positions, the first of which is in July 2020.  The second available delivery slot is in mid-2021. 

Oriens’ first PC-24 has been sold to a private UK customer, an existing PC-12 operator, Oriens Aviation CEO Edwin Brenninkmeyer confirmed. “Customers interested in the other two are encouraged to commit with deposits and spec their interiors in good time.” 

“There is no shortage of interest in the PC-24 in the British Isles,” noted Edwin, adding Oriens became a Pilatus sales distributor and ambassador after 2014, when the initial orderbook for the jet had closed.  Prior to Oriens’ engagement, Pilatus handled prospective British Isles PC-24 customers directly.  “We have since taken on those in our region and duly inherited a sizeable base of interest from owners, from both the UK and Ireland,” he added.

Edwin Brenninkmeyer intends to learn to fly the aircraft, just as he does the Pilatus PC-12, regularly performing demo flights for prospective customers.  Oriens has also recruited a highly experienced jet instructor and examiner for the type. 

On the MRO side, Oriens Engineering has ramped up its tooling and has been sending engineers to Stans, Switzerland in readiness of adding the twin-engined jet to its Part 145 MRO approvals. It expects to complete this process by the end of the third quarter. 

Oriens’ current PC-12 NG demonstrator G-DYLN, is on display at Aero Expo this week at Booker Airfield, High Wycombe during 13th to 16th June. 

Editor’s notes:

The Pilatus PC-24 is a real game-changer in the light jet market, blending the short field performance of a turboprop, the speed of a light jet and a generous cabin, akin to that offered by mid-sized jets. The large cargo door, 10 passenger seats and unique unpaved field performance capable of landing and taking off from both paved and unpaved runways of 893m and above makes this jet unlike any other. 

Oriens Aviation expanded its sales and MRO activity to the Pilatus PC-24 shortly after the first anniversary of the business opening its Authorised

Pilatus Service Centre and a successful four years as the OEM’s representative.  Since that time Oriens Aviation has facilitated the introduction of 10 Pilatus PC-12s into service in its region.   Its next aircraft delivery will be to a private customer in July 2019.

Oriens’ mission is to deliver a high quality, responsive, end to end service to all Pilatus Customers – from sales, AOC and aircraft management advisory, MRO and most recently, pilot training. 

Media contacts:

 Alison Chambers, Emerald Media Ltd

 Tel: +44 (0) 1420 560094/ Mobile: +44 (0) 7721 882939

 Jurgita Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation

 Tel: +44 (0) 7904 928928

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