Moving truck and trailer rental company U-Haul International took delivery of the first of two Pilatus PC-24s yesterday at Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd.’s facility in Broomfield, Colorado. The Pilatus jet’s paint scheme features the distinctive U-Haul orange livery and joins the Phoenix-based flight department’s fleet that includes two PC-12 turboprop singles.
“We are delighted to start flying this great new aircraft. When Pilatus announced the new jet, we were confident that it would be a real workhorse that, alongside our two PC-12s, would help us manage our growing operations throughout North America,” said Joe Shoen, chairman of U-Haul International parent company Amerco. “We have been eagerly looking forward to this day.”
This delivery marks the 27th PC-24 now in operation, with the global fleet accumulating more than 4,000 flight hours. According to Pilatus, the fleet leader has logged more than 1,100 flight hours.
Meanwhile, Swiss-based Pilatus Aircraft said it will have a PC-24 on static display at the upcoming EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland.