Nesterov Aviation to showcase Pilatus PC-12 NG at Jet Expo

Monday 7th September 2015

  • Nesterov Aviation
  • Mark Abbot

Moscow and St Petersburg based Nesterov Aviation will debut the high speed Pilatus PC-12 NG business turboprop at the 10th annual Jet Expo 2015  in Russia this week - 10th to 12th September.

The aircraft, resplendent in the Jubilee paint scheme of famous Swiss artist Hans Erni, will display on the static at Vnukovo Airport. Nesterov Aviation,  as the newly appointed exclusive sales agent for the aircraft in Russia since February this year, has secured a factory fresh PC-12 NG designed for the Russian market - ready for an early buyer.

General Director of Nesterov Aviation Eugene Okladnikov sees strong potential for the aircraft in the region, citing its versatility - for executive air taxi in six plus 2 VIP interior, for corporate and government flights; air ambulance, cargo, search and rescue and other multi role missions. "The super versatile  PC-12 NG has the ability to take off and land anywhere, even on 700 m gravel runways and boasts terrific handling for pilot owners," he says.   Accordingly, Nesterov Aviation is courting a wide base of potential customers  - individual owners, government institutions and corporate flight departments.

Nesterov is looking forward to further expanding its relationship with Pilatus with the opening of a dedicated Service Centre facility for the PC-12 NG in North Western Russia. This will enable Nesterov Aviation to offer customized support to existing and future PC-12 NG  owners in the region.

"We see great opportunities for this turboprop given that there are no restrictions on single-engined operations in Russia.  It is the most popular in its class with over 1,300 sold worldwide," Eugene Okladnikov says.   The PC-12 NG will also appeal with its excellent fuel efficiency (US$ per hour).  The PC-12 NG has a 280 knots cruising speed and a pressurized cabin of up to 30'000ft.

Eugene Okladnikov will be at Jet Expo together with Sales and Marketing Director Ilya Pyaskorskiy and representatives of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd from Switzerland.

Editor's notes

Nesterov Aviation, based in St Petersburg and Moscow, was founded in early 2014 to establish the Pilatus brand in Russia.  At the beginning of 2015 the company was appointed as Authorised Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the Russian Federation. The founders and staff of Nesterov Aviation combine longstanding experience in premium private and corporate aviation with a knowledge of the industry and firm appreciation of custom made Swiss quality production. They intend to expand activities in the CIS in the future.

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