(July 25, 2008) -- Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce the receipt of additional country certifications for the PC-12 NG. Approvals by TC (Transport Canada), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia) and SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) signal the commencement of PC 12 NG deliveries to these countries. In March of 2008 Pilatus received both EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification, proving that the PC-12 NG was ready to build upon the important legacy of its predecessor. It is expected that numerous other country approvals will follow shortly.
Speaking from Pilatus headquarters in Stans, Switzerland, Oscar J. Schwenk, President of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd commented: "We are delighted that these certifications were achieved in a timely manner and they are a testament to the vigorous pursuit of excellence for which Pilatus has become well known. The PC-12 is fundamentally one of the greatest aircraft ever built and we are proud that aviation authorities around the world recognise this through their certification processes."