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Pilatus Aircraft won contract for five Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Turbo Trainer aircraft at LIMA 2015

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LIMA 2015
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition

17 - 21 March 2015
Langkawi, Malaysia
 
 
Pilatus Aircraft won contract for five Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Turbo Trainer aircraft at LIMA 2015
 
During LIMA 2015 exhibition, Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft officially announced it has signed a contract for the delivery of five Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Turbo Trainer aircraft. The contract has been concluded with a non-revealed customer for a total amount of $44.68 mn.
     

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Turbo Trainer aircraft
     
The PC-7 Mk II is a turboprop trainer aircraft produced by Pilatus Aircraft.

The PC-7 Mk II is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25C turboprop engine driving a Hartzell four-bladed aluminium propeller. The engine develops a maximum power of 700shp and offers lower operating cost over the PT6A-25A engine of the PC-7 aircraft. The aircraft has horizontal cruise speed of 448km/h at sea level. The maximum operating speed of the PC-7 MkII is 556km/h. The maximum range of the aircraft is 1,500km.

The aircraft is in service with the South African Air Force (SAAF), Indian Air Force (IAF), Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Royal Brunei Air Force. More than 160 PC-7 MkII trainer aircraft have been sold since its introduction in 1994.

Earlier this month, Indian Government cleared purchase of 38 additional Pilatus PC-7 Mk II aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF).