Established in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing over 1300 people worldwide. Pilatus provides aircraft and aviation services worldwide for the general aviation, commercial, training, utility, and special mission markets. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, was founded in 1996 to provide completions, marketing, sales, and service for Pilatus aircraft in North and South America.
Since its introduction in 1994, the PC-12 has steadily grown in sales and success to become one of the top selling turbine-powered business aircraft in the world. Its main advantages are: the possibility to take off from and land on short, grass airstrips, 9-seat cabin, the largest in this class and range of up to 3000 km. Over the last 17 years, over 1100 PC-12 have been sold all over the world.