Pilatus PC-24 executive jet gets unique Philippe Starck design
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.
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.
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.