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Sì, ma c'è anche la foto del primo aereo costruito. Vedremo la notizia quando ci sarà il primo volo! Grazie mille.

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Sì, ma c'è anche la foto del primo aereo costruito. Vedremo la notizia quando ci sarà il primo volo! Grazie mille.

 

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Pilatus ha intenzione di aprire un impianto di produzione in India ....

 

Pilatus Plans Manufacturing Facility In India ....

 

By jay Menon

Source: AWIN First (AW&ST) - June 03, 2013

 

Pilatus plans to establish a manufacturing facility in India, as the country looks at acquiring more aircraft from the Swiss aircraft maker.

The facility will initially manufacture airframes for its single-engine turboprop PC-12 aircraft.

“This will be our third support facility for PC-12 aircraft, the other two being in Portugal and Poland. It will be part of our offset commitment in India,” says Pilatus Vice President Jim Roche.

Plans call for shipping the airframes to Switzerland for final assembly.

“In the initial stage we will be manufacturing only the airframes of PC-12, which will come back to Switzerland to be assembled into final aircraft,” Roche says.

The company is currently looking for a location. Roche didn’t give a timeframe for construction.

Pilatus has so far sold 1,200 PC-12 aircraft worldwide. The nine-seater is used for surveillance, evacuation and disaster management operations.

“We see India as a large market for the future. We are in discussions with various companies on how we can expand the operations here in India to produce aircraft in India,” Roche says.

India also has about a dozen PC-12 aircraft. Pilatus has contracts in place with state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). “Our vision is to establish through the offset policy the capability which will be a starting point for developing our position in India for the future,” he adds.

Roche also is promoting the PC-24 aircraft to India. “It is a twin-jet aircraft. We believe it will also be ideal for Indian market, though the first aircraft will roll out in production line only in 2017,” he says. “There are significant opportunities for us and we are here for the long term.”

Meanwhile, India on May 31 inducted the first set of PC-7 aircraft into the Indian air force (IAF). The Swiss firm is supplying 75 basic training PC-7 aircraft to the IAF. This marked the first formal flight of the basic trainer aircraft over the skies at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, in southern India.

Deliveries started last February and will continue until August 2015. The IAF is likely to receive at least two aircraft every month.

“We had signed the agreement in May last and already we received 12 aircraft. By end of this year we will have 30,” says Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne.

The contract for 75 trainers, signed in May 2012, is worth more than 500 million Swiss francs ($520 million). It also covers an integrated, ground-based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package.

Pilatus has entered into a separate offset contract with the Indian government, tallying 30% of the trainer contract’s value in accordance with Indian defense procurement policy.

As part of that offset, Pilatus plans to establish in-country, depot-level maintenance capabilities, which includes the required transfer of technology to HAL to enable in-country maintenance of the aircraft throughout its service life of more than 30 years.

The PC-7 is a low-wing, tandem-seat training aircraft, capable of all basic training functions including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying. “With the induction of the PC-7 Mk-II aircraft, the IAF will be able to meet the longstanding need of having a basic trainer aircraft,” says another official of the defense ministry. “We are planning to get more of these aircraft,” he adds, without giving further details.

The air force has been scouting for a new basic trainer to replace the 1988-vintage, single-piston-engine HPT-32s, which were grounded in 2009 following a series of fatal crashes. The air force is currently training its young pilots on the Kiran Mk. 2, an intermediate jet trainer.

The PC-7 Mk. 2 aircraft will be used for the basic training of all IAF pilots, in addition to the pilots of the Indian navy and coast guard. The first batch of flight cadets will start their training on the aircraft in July.

The IAF has lost 33 combat jets and 12 helicopters in the past four years. Thirty-five defense officials, including 13 pilots, have lost their lives in these accidents.

 

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In un'intervista alla rivista svizzera Cockpit (edizione 7/13) il presidente del cda di Pilatus Schwenk dà qualche informazione supplementare sul PC-24: saranno costruiti tre prototipi, il 1° sarà impiegato per test aerodinamici e strutturali, il 2° per prove di diversi sistemi compresa l'avionica, il 3° per (soprattutto) voli destinati alla certificazione del modello, alla presentazione a clienti e a dimostrazioni. Il mercato americano dovrebbe fare la parte del leone con il 60%, sforzi saranno fatti dall'azienda in Estremo oriente, Cina in primis. Terzo trimestre 2014 il roll-out, entro l'anno il primo volo. Certificazione e prime consegne nel 2017. Clienti?... Forze armate e di polizia, enti di stato e parastatali di soccorso e genericamente di pubblica utilità, senza dimenticare il settore degli aerei executive o privati. Nessuna idea di fare la concorrenza all'aereo più simile, cioè l' EMB Phenom 300, sarebbe stato assurdo dice Schwenk, il nuovo aereo è di un'altra categoria con caratteristiche particolari... Il cda non avrebbe deciso di investire quasi 1/2 miliardo di CHF di fondi propri, con troppi rischi. I critici o i perplessi dovranno attendere i risultati dei voli di prova...

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India .... primo corso sul PC-7 Mk II ....

 

India starts first training course with new PC-7 Mk II fleet ....

The Indian air force has commenced training with the Pilatus PC-7 Mk II, marking the recommencement of basic training for future air force pilots.

The resumption of training involves more than 80 cadets and follows delivery of the air force's 14th PC-7 Mk II in June 2013, Pilatus says.

 

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/india-starts-first-training-course-with-new-pc-7-mk-ii-fleet-388269/

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Niente di grave .... soltanto qualche spintarella .... :bleh:

 

That violation, now under investigation, is dwarfed in the IAF’s purchase of the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II basic trainer aircraft (BTA), where at least 12 benchmarks were changed between March and October 2009, including some relating to pilot safety.

These allowed the PC-7 Mark II, fielded by Swiss company Pilatus, to qualify and win an IAF order worth $640 million (Rs 3,780 crore) for 75 BTA.

 

Fonte .... http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/iaf-diluted-al-least-12-benchmarks-for-trainer-aircraft-113072901068_1.html

 

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Ed ora anche le polemiche fra aeronautica militare ed industria .... la IAF vuole infatti altri PC-7 (a scapito di un progetto indigeno) .... e scoppia la guerra dei costi ....

 

IAF shoots down indigenous trainer project ....

 

Throwing a spanner in the programme to develop an indigenous basic trainer, the Air Force has asked for more Swiss aircraft to train its pilots.

 

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He claimed that while Pilatus has committed to keep cost per aircraft at Rs 30 crore a piece for the mean delivery year of 2014, the HTT 40 is expected to cost an estimated Rs 32.7 crore or Rs 43.5 crore if real cost estimation is added.

However, what Browne has not mentioned, sources said, is that the Rs 30 crore price tag is based on exchange rates of last year; at current rates, each of the Swiss aircraft would cost close to Rs 40 crore.

 

Fonte .... http://www.indianexpress.com/news/iaf-shoots-down-indigenous-trainer-project/1148547/

 

Inoltre .... http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/indian-air-force-at-war-with-hindustan-aeronautics-wants-to-import-not-build-a-trainer-113072800747_1.html

 

Certo che .... riuscire a fare affari in India .... :ph34r:

 

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Certo è che è legittimo per l'industria aeronautica di un Paese di proporre, vendere e gestire prodotti per le proprie forze armate... Però ci vogliono anche prodotti adeguati, efficienti. La formazione primaria di un pilota non può essere banale ed eseguita su macchine poco affidabili. La scelta delle IAF (del PC-7 MkII) è stata una classica decisione di... "andare sul sicuro". Ora è avanzata la fornitura della prima tranche di 75 aerei, poi contrattualmente ne seguirà una seconda di 37. Per il resto non si sa, le IAF abbisognano di varie altre decine di apparecchi. Davvero gli "affari indiani" sono particolari... ne sa qualcosa anche Dassault...

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Certo è che è legittimo per l'industria aeronautica di un Paese di proporre, vendere e gestire prodotti per le proprie forze armate...

Però ci vogliono anche prodotti adeguati, efficienti.

La formazione primaria di un pilota non può essere banale ed eseguita su macchine poco affidabili.

La scelta delle IAF (del PC-7 MkII) è stata una classica decisione di... "andare sul sicuro".

Ora è avanzata la fornitura della prima tranche di 75 aerei, poi contrattualmente ne seguirà una seconda di 37.

Per il resto non si sa, le IAF abbisognano di varie altre decine di apparecchi.

Davvero gli "affari indiani" sono particolari... ne sa qualcosa anche Dassault...

 

Salvo che non risulti poi che quel prodotto definito "adeguato, efficiente e sicuro" sia stato scelto a seguito di azioni sotterranee e poco chiare .... se non proprio illegali ....

 

Mi permetto pertanto di riproporre ....

 

That violation, now under investigation, is dwarfed in the IAF’s purchase of the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II basic trainer aircraft (BTA), where at least 12 benchmarks were changed between March and October 2009, including some relating to pilot safety.

These allowed the PC-7 Mark II, fielded by Swiss company Pilatus, to qualify and win an IAF order worth $640 million (Rs 3,780 crore) for 75 BTA.

 

Link .... http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/iaf-diluted-al-least-12-benchmarks-for-trainer-aircraft-113072901068_1.html

 

Mi scuso per quella che potrebbe sembrare una noiosa insistenza .... ma non mi sembra il caso di sorvolare ....

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Beh, il rappresentante o portavoce di SAAB in Svizzera, un paio di anni fa, si era lasciato andare in una battuta tipo...: "senza corruzione, corruttori e corrotti NON si fanno affari nel mercato degli armamenti". In Svizzera (tacendo) si era preso atto, in fondo nessuna novità. Quanto a Pilatus: in una delle interviste alla stampa il ceo della ditta O. Schwenk, rispondendo a una precisa domanda del giornalista che citava l'India come uno dei Paesi al mondo con la corruzione ai massimi livelli, aveva escluso ogni pagamento "illegale" affermando di aver trovato le (cito) "persone giuste". Che dire, non saprei... Vorrei aggiungere però che il progetto di accordo e contratto, che prevedeva grandi cose come costruzioni su licenza in loco e totale manutenzione della flotta, si riduce in pratica alla consegna di tutti gli apparecchi da parte di piloti svizzeri sulla base indiana da dove iniziano la carriera i piloti della IAF.

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.... Quanto a Pilatus: in una delle interviste alla stampa il ceo della ditta O. Schwenk, rispondendo a una precisa domanda del giornalista che citava l'India come uno dei Paesi al mondo con la corruzione ai massimi livelli, aveva escluso ogni pagamento "illegale" affermando di aver trovato le (cito) "persone giuste".

 

E' proprio il caso di dirlo .... "le persone giuste" .... :whistling:

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www.pilatus-aircraft.com

 

Pilatus ha creato una sede in Cina per mezzo di una joint venture. Sarà un punto di vendita/servizio dopo vendita e di montaggio finale per PC-6 e PC-12 (parti costruiti in CH). Sono esclusi aerei militari.

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In francese ....

 

Pilatus s’installe en Chine ....

 

Pilatus fonde une coentreprise en Chine.

La nouvelle unité, Pilatus Aircraft Industry (China), sera basée à Chongqing et se destinera au montage final des composants des appareils civils PC-6 et PC-12.

 

Fonte .... http://www.air-cosmos.com/aviation-civile/pilatus-s-installe-en-chine.html

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Ieri, a Portsmouth (New Hampshire/USA), è stato consegnato il 1'200° apparecchio del tipo PC-12. Si tratta di un velivolo della serie aggiornata "NG", immatricolato N112AF. Acquirente è la compagnia statunitense PlaneSense che, con 49 apparecchi di questo tipo, è il maggiore utilizzatore del PC-12. Il PC-12 aveva fatto il 1° volo il 31.5.91 ed era entrato in servizio commerciale nel 94.

 

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Edited by mo-mo

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PC-24 .... nel mercato Latino-Americano potrebbe risultare un vincitore ....

 

Versatile PC-24 Could Be A Winner In Latin America ....

 

At face value, the new PC-24 jet, launched by Pilatus in May, should be well suited to Latin America’s needs and aviation infrastructure–not least because of its versatile operational performance which enables it to operate from short and unprepared runways (2,690-foot balanced field length at max takeoff weight).

The Swiss company has spent a long time conferring with prospective customers and it believes it is on course to deliver the ideal follow-on product from its successful PC-12 turboprop single, when it achieves certification in early 2017.

 

Fonte .... http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/labace-convention-news/2013-08-09/versatile-pc-24-could-be-winner-latin-america

 

 

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Dall'India ....

 

IAF receives 18 Pilatus trainer aircraft ....

 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its initial batch of 18 Pilatus PC-7 MkII trainer aircraft, which has “received great performance ratings from trainees and instructors alike”, the company said Wednesday.

 

Fonte .... http://newindianexpress.com/nation/IAF-receives-18-Pilatus-trainer-aircraft/2013/09/25/article1803105.ece

 

Anche qui .... "Pilatus hails Indian PC-7 trainer performance" .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pilatus-hails-indian-pc-7-trainer-performance-390970/

 

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A group of IAF pilots trained to fly the newly inducted Swiss Pilatus PC-7 MK II trainer aircraft, before leaving on a sortie.

Edited by TT-1 Pinto

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Effettivamente è un buon ronzino, poi visto il meteo che c'è in India:"Despite the challenges of adverse weather conditions due to the onslaught of the monsoon, “the first solo flights were successfully completed within the initial three weeks of flight training"...

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Vabbè, portino pazienza tutti perchè, gli elicotteri saranno sempre frullini (compreso l'Apache che è un signor frullino) e i turboelica dei ronzini. :)

 

Ovviamente scherzando.

 

Però è così. :asd:

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Pilatus va all'offensiva in Australia ....

 

Lockheed, Pilatus, Hawker Pacific bid for RAAF basic trainer deal ....

 

Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific have formally entered the competition for Canberra’s Air 5428 pilot training system requirement.

The offer will be based on the three companies’ existing training of Singapore Air Force pilots under the Basic Wings programme in Perth, which uses the Pilatus PC-21 basic trainer aircraft, says a Lockheed spokesman.

 

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-pilatus-hawker-pacific-bid-for-raaf-basic-trainer-deal-391266/

 

Anche qui .... http://australianaviation.com.au/2013/10/lockheed-martin-pilatus-hawker-pacific-team-for-air-5428/

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PC-24 .... il debuttante d'oltreoceano ....

 

Pilatus PC-24 to make US debut ....

 

Pilatus’s first business jet, the PC-24, is set to make its US debut on 22-24 October at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

 

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pilatus-pc-24-to-make-us-debut-391785/

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PC-24 .... Pilatus rafforza le reti ....

 

Pilatus builds PC-24 sales and service centre network ....

In preparation for the service entry of its PC-24 business jet in 2017, Pilatus Aircraft has begun to strengthen and expand its sales and service network for the superlight twin.
The network so far includes six established service centres in the USA: Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho and Epps Air Service, in Atlanta, Georgia and one each in Panama, Australia, Africa and Europe.

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pilatus-builds-pc-24-sales-and-service-centre-network-392817/

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PC-24 .... sarà Falcon Aviation Services il primo acquirente?

 

DUBAI: Falcon swoops for first PC-24 ....

Pilatus’s first business jet, the PC-24, got off to a flying start at the show yesterday with a letter of intent from Falcon Aviation Services, the Abu Dhabi-based helicopter and business jet operator.
FAS is the first operator to publicly commit to the twinjet, six months after its May launch at EBACE in Geneva, and six months before the Swiss airframer will formally open the orderbook at EBACE 2014.

 

Fonte .... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-falcon-swoops-for-first-pc-24-393250/

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www.psk.blog.24heures.ch

 

Nuovo ordine in vista da parte dell' IAF: è infatti prevista la fornitura di una seconda tranche di PC-7 MkII, 106 apparecchi da eventualmente costruire in India su licenza o da montare allo scopo di diminuire i costi e di assicurare posti di lavoro localmente. In via di fornitura vi è una prima tranche di 75 apparecchi costruiti a Stans.

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