Pilatus PC-24 executive jet gets unique Philippe Starck design

 Picture: Pilatus

Picture: Pilatus

Whenever NBAA is around the corner, news from the executive aviation industry start to pile up.

We have already been able to catch a glimpse of Embraer’s new Praetor 500 and 600, an enhanced evolution of its Legacy 450 and 500 series of mid-size and super mid-size executive jets.

And a few days ago, I had the chance to write a piece for AirInsight about a rather interesting, because of the originality of its positioning, newcomer to the private jet market, the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-24.

I recommend you read the article, which includes comment from senior Pilatus executives, for a comprehensive review of this aircraft’s capabilities, that include its suitability for STOL and unpaved runway operations as one of its top selling points.

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However, with the delivery of the first aircraft of the type to an European operator, JetFly, we have been able to uncover another equally eye-catching aspect of this new jet.

It is, in principle, a one-off, but the concept French star designer Philippe Starck came up with for this Luxembourg-based operator, really deserves a mention.

The work of the French designer has not been limited to the cabin interior, but also to the outside of the plane, with a rather minimalistic, but elegant colour scheme.

 Picture: Jetfly

Picture: Jetfly

And then, there is the cabin, of course, a perfect example of how a relatively small executive jet can also have a unique, top-notch interior design.

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 Picture: Jetfly

Picture: Jetfly