The Pilatus PC-6 turboporter was designed to perform a range of missions, including passenger and cargo transport, paradropping, ambulance, desert and bush operation, search and rescue, surveillance, smuggling, the trade of goods, geographic analysis and intelligence call for aerial surveillance and border patrolling.
The PC-6 is designed to operate in rigid, rough, short airstrips, sandy, stony, soft or muddy ground, remote areas, water, and ice or glaciers. he low-pressure tyres, twin-clipper disc brakes and an undercarriage with high bump absorption allow the aircraft to land on rough terrain conditions. Skis or float type landing gear facilitates the aircraft’s operation on snowfields, glaciers and lakes.
A Pilatus PC-6 costs $1.9 million. Prices can vary depending on customizations and add ons.
Pilatus PC-6 Specifications
Range Nautical Miles: 394
MTOW Lbs: 6,173
L/Range Cruise Speed: 125 knots
Cabin Height Feet: 10.50
Cabin Length Feet: 35.76
Seats Executive: 10*
Crew / Passengers: 1
Landing Distance Feet: 427
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
Engine Model: PT6
Useable Fuel lbs: 5,291