Pilatus: best sales ever and new GA aircraft planned for 2012
Aircraft manufacturer Pilatus has revealed that it generated its highest ever sales revenue and operating income in 2010, and also delivered its 1000th PC-12 in the middle of the year – representing two impressive new records for the company.
The highest sales result in the history of the company amounted to CHF 688 million (around £470 million), and the best operating income of all times was CHF 88 million (around £60 million). Both figures are up by more than eleven percent on 2009. Pilatus also invested CHF 49 million (about £33 million) in research and development. In contrast, both incoming orders and orders in hand have fallen substantially over the past two years. Orders received totalled CHF 355 million by the end of 2010, and orders in hand amounted to CHF 689 million.
The workforce is also growing, and further growth is planned in 2011 to meet the development requirements for a new aircraft set to be launched in the general aviation sector: the PC-24. More information about this aircraft will be revealed to the public in 2012.