Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is proud to announce that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air
Force & Air Defense (AF&AD) has entered into a contract in excess of 500
Million Swiss Francs to procure a fleet of 25 PC-21 turboprop aircraft,
together with an integrated ground based training system and a comprehensive
logistics support package.
After Switzerland and Singapore, the UAE is now the third country to
revolutionise its training pipeline with the most modern and most advanced
turbo trainer aircraft on the market today.
Delivery of the aircraft and the complete training system is scheduled to
commence in 2011, paving the way for basic and advanced flying training in the
UAE to be in line with the 4th generation equipment already in service in the
front line squadrons, enabling the UAE AF&AD to continue to produce first class
pilots for these demanding platforms.
The decision to select the PC-21 training system was made after an extremely
tough and thorough evaluation by the UAE, which looked at all available options.
It is a major success for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd in the Middle East and we believe it
will encourage other forces in the region and beyond to take a close look at our
pilot training solution.
As a partner to the UAE AF&AD for more than 25 years, in supporting the
existing fleet of PC-7 trainer aircraft, this award is proof positive of the
confidence and trust our customer has bestowed on Pilatus Aircraft Ltd for
securing the future of their basic and advanced flying training requirements.
Once Pilatus always Pilatus.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is committed to continue serving the UAE AF&AD with its
world renowned dedication to Swiss precision and quality, through delivering and
supporting the most advanced turbo trainer aircraft in the world
the Pilatus PC-21.