Media Release 28.08.2017
The End of an Era: Pilatus Discontinues Production of the Legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6

It brought fame to the Pilatus name worldwide – the Pilatus Porter PC-6.

This multi-role aircraft has been produced at Stans without interruption since 1959,
currently in small numbers, i.e. ten machines per year at most.

The PC-6 is one of the world's longest-running production stories in the aviation industry.

That will come to an end in early 2019 when production will be ceased.

Support will be provided to existing customers for the next 20 years at least, thereby ensuring reliable ongoing PC-6 operations.

Due to the age of the PC-6 and other certification parameters, it is no longer possible to provide this ongoing development in the scope we would wish.

Also in connection with our PC-24 Super Versatile Jet,
for which series production is currently gearing up in Stans,
and which requires our full attention,
we have decided that the PC-6 no longer fits our product portfolio,
and that, after 60 years,
it is now time to cease production.

Pilatus will accept orders for the PC-6 latest until mid of 2018. The number of aircraft available is limited.