Aircraft Review

November 2013 Issue

Pilatus PC-12 NG: Aviation’s Utility Infielder

With a power upgrade, installation of the Honeywell Apex flight deck and new AOA display, the go-anywhere, do-anything turboprop gets even better.

Don’t let the advertisers lie to you—every design involves compromises. Attempting to optimize any one aspect of a vehicle means accepting less-than-optimal outcomes for other aspects. Ever since the Wrights, trying to come up with an airplane that does everything well has driven more than a few aeronautical engineers around the bend or into other occupations.

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