An International Oriented Swiss Company
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’ newest aircraft is the PC-24 – the world’s first ever business jet that can be operated from short unprepared runways. Domiciled in Stans, the company is certified to ISO 14001 in recognition of its efforts for the environment.
The Pilatus Group includes two independent subsidiaries in Broomfield (Colorado, USA) and Adelaide (Australia) as well as a joint venture company in Chongqing (China). With over 1800 employees at its headquarters, Pilatus is one of the largest employers in Central Switzerland. Pilatus provides training for over 110 apprentices in eleven different professions – job training for young people has always been a very high priority at Pilatus.
Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd based in Broomfield, Colorado was founded in 1996.
Seventy percent of all PC-12s which come off the production line in Stans are finished to customer specifications (interior and exterior livery) in Colorado. Our American subsidiary is also responsible for PC-12 marketing, sales and servicing activities in North and South America.
Pilatus Australia Pty Ltd was set up in 1998 as PC-12 sales and marketing support centre. It is responsible for the markets in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and on the Pacific Islands.
Based in Chongqing, Pilatus Aircraft Industry (China) Co., Ltd was founded in 2013 and produces structural components for the PC-6.
Pilatus is supported by over forty carefully selected independent sales and service centres worldwide, all of which help Pilatus to provide first-class customer service at local level.