PlaneSense, Inc. recently took delivery of its 75th Pilatus PC-12, N131AF, adding to the growing fleet of its fractional program. The company has acquired more PC-12s new from the manufacturer than any other operator in the world.
PlaneSense, Inc. took delivery of its first PC-12 in 1995, serial number 120, the 20th PC-12 off the Pilatus assembly line. This first aircraft launched the PlaneSense fractional program, which has provided an unparalleled private flight solution for business and leisure travelers across North and Central America for more than 26 years.
“The Pilatus PC-12 has been the foundation of the PlaneSense program, “said George Antoniadis, President & CEO, PlaneSense, Inc. “Its reliability, comfort, safety record, and versatility provides PlaneSense share owners with the most intelligent solution for private travel at a responsible price point.”
PlaneSense, Inc. and Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd, have enjoyed a long partnership, working closely to ensure the PC-12 remains the most reliable aircraft in its class.
“Congratulations to PlaneSense on this impressive milestone!” said Markus Bucher, CEO, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. “We have enjoyed being a part of the company’s continued growth and are honored that PlaneSense and its clients value the Pilatus PC-12 and its capabilities. We look forward to delivering many more PC-12s to PlaneSense for years to come.”
PlaneSense, Inc. manages all maintenance of its PC-12 fleet with state-of-the-art maintenance facilities in Portsmouth, NH and Boulder City, NV. This expertise, combined with nearly three decades experience flying a large fleet, has positioned the PlaneSense® program as a highly respected and reputable leader in the fractional aircraft ownership industry.
While the company has taken delivery of 75 PC-12s over the years, it is not currently still flying all those aircraft. To keep the fleet young and provide clients with the most advanced technology, PlaneSense, Inc. sells aircraft out of the fleet after a period of time. The average age of the PC-12 fleet is currently 5.6 years. The PlaneSense® fleet of PC-12s will reach 38 aircraft by year end 2021, with six more ordered for 2022.
PlaneSense, Inc. expanded its fractional program offering in 2018 with the delivery of the world’s first Pilatus PC-24 jet. The company now has six PC-24s in its fleet with one more expected in 2021. It will add three more PC-24 jets in 2022.