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Canadian businesses look to the sky

There are many reasons one might want a corporate aircraft, but the real question is why would you need one?

Jan 27, 2014

Dependence on commercial airlines and flight schedules could be a thing of the past. Pilatus Centre Canada is the exclusive distributor of the Pilatus PC-12 NG in Canada. Pilatus has designed this aircraft by keeping in mind the needs that Canadian corporations face daily.

With technical specifications that would make any pilot smile, this aircraft is precision-engineered in Switzerland and can navigate Canada’s geography, climate and terrain with ease.

In the oil & gas industry, ‘remote’ has become a relative term, with a majority of projects and operations taking place away from urban, major airport-accessible areas.

It is often difficult to fly directly to a small or remote community. The lack of airport infrastructure, including paved runways, often makes it impossible for larger aircraft to land. Many of these communities are only accessible by road, which means flying to the closest major airport, and driving several more hours in order to finally reach a destination.

It is also virtually impossible to visit multiple destinations in the same day using commercial travel options. Between the time spent driving to and from a remote community coupled with inconvenient scheduled flight times, each destination usually requires its own dedicated travel day. Not only is the inability to reach multiple destinations in a single day an inconvenience, each travel day requires overnight accommodation, which once again increases the bottom line.

Predicting when and where the “next big opportunity” will happen is difficult. In today’s fast-paced business environment, businesses need to be able to react and move at a moment’s notice. Traditional travel methods do not lend themselves well to this idea. Flights frequently cost significantly more if booked at the last-minute, and the scheduled flights available are often not ideal for the changing demands of the business traveller.

Productivity and Privacy

One of the major drawbacks of commercial airline travel is that the time spent travelling is unproductive for business. On an airline, the traditional seating arrangement is not ideal for working and it is difficult to conduct meetings. Sensitive business matters cannot be discussed amongst co-workers due to the risk of accidentally sharing proprietary information with other passengers.

Business Aircraft

Many Canadian corporations are discovering the gains that can be made using business aircraft. Having a ‘flying office’ ensures that travel time is not wasted time. Corporate aircraft offer private space to conduct meetings and plan strategy en route.  Also having the ability to travel on a company’s preferred schedule can save hundreds if not thousands of employee hours (and dollars) every year.

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The Pilatus PC-12 NG

Rugged and versatile, the Pilatus PC-12 NG is the preferred business aircraft in Canada.  Its ability to take off and land from virtually anywhere makes it ideal for the vast Canadian terrain; non-paved runways are no problem for the PC-12 NG.

The PC-12 also offers extreme versatility in function. With a variety of interior configurations that can be changed at a moment’s notice, owning a Pilatus PC-12 NG is like owning a fleet of aircraft. A truly multi-mission aircraft, the PC-12 NG can be configured to seat up to 9 passengers in BMW-designed, soft leather seats, or set up to haul 1500+lbs of cargo. It can also be configured to be a combination of passenger and cargo, and these configurations can be changed in minutes.

Transport clients, investors, executives, employees, work crews, parts or other cargo easily. Anywhere. Anytime.

Pilatus Centre Canada

Pilatus is known for utilizing the most advanced and cutting-edge design techniques, together with Swiss engineering and precision manufacturing. The various interior configurations, combined with a flexible mission profile make the PC-12 the best multi-mission aircraft in Canada. The PC-12 NG allows the owner/operator complete tasks and missions that would not be possible with a less versatile aircraft.

Pilatus Centre Canada has been the exclusive distributor of Pilatus aircraft in Canada for over 15 years, and specializes in the sales, leasing and maintenance of Pilatus aircraft throughout the country.

A corporate aircraft from Pilatus can take your company to new heights. For information on the PC-12, contact Stan Kuliavas, Director of Sales, Pilatus Centre Canada at 1.855.745.2887 or via email.

 

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