Finnish Air Force Receives First PC-12 NG Aircraft

7 July 2010 (Last Updated July 7th, 2010 18:30)

The Finnish Air Force received the first of six PC-12 NG multipurpose liaison aircraft from Pilatus Aircraft on 1 July 2010. The PC-12 NG aircraft will transport the air force's personnel and cargo, and is expected to replace the Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain aircraft. Pilatus sig

The Finnish Air Force received the first of six PC-12 NG multipurpose liaison aircraft from Pilatus Aircraft on 1 July 2010.

The PC-12 NG aircraft will transport the air force's personnel and cargo, and is expected to replace the Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain aircraft.

Pilatus signed a €22.5m ($28m) contract with the air force in April 2009 to deliver the six PC-12s by August 2010.

Pilatus carried out type conversion training of the first tranche of Finnish Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel at its factory in Stans in mid 2010.