PC-12 for FinlandPilatus PC-12 NG for Finnish Air Force
Pilatus Aircraft has been awarded a contract by the Air Force Command Finland for the delivery of 6 PC-12 NG aircraft to the Finnish Air Force to replace their existing Liaison Aircraft.
The procurement contract, worth € 22.5 million, was agreed and signed at a ceremony in Tikkakoski on Friday attended by the Commander of the Finnish Air Force, Major General Jarmo Lindberg and Jim Roche, Vice President in charge of Government Aviation at Pilatus. Delivery of the 6 PC-12 NG Liaison Aircraft will be made during the final quarter of 2010.
Following more than 12 months of assessment and an extensive flight evaluation phase in Stans, Switzerland and Iqaluit, Canada, Pilatus was able to prevail against international competition and succeeded in securing this very important contract with its PC-12 NG aircraft.
The decision by the Finnish Air Force to purchase the Pilatus PC-12 is a significant benchmark for Pilatus as it marks the first fleet sale of the PC-12 to a European Air Force. The Finnish Air Force joins 32 other Air Forces around the world operating Pilatus aircraft.