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Pilatus PC-12 Airplane Insurance

Pilatus PC-12 Insurance Cost Examples

Pro Pilot and Experienced

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $4,000,000 Agreed Value $26,000
Aircraft Liability $10,000,000 Per Occurrence $6,000
Total Annual Premium $32,000

Owner Pilot and Experienced

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $4,000,000 Agreed Value $29,000
Aircraft Liability $5,000,000 Per Occurrence $7,000
Total Annual Premium $36,000

Owner Pilot less than 1,200TT

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $4,000,000 Agreed Value $42,000
Aircraft Liability $2,000,000 Per Occurrence $10,000
Total Annual Premium $52,000

Aircraft Summary

The Pilatus PC-12NG (Next Generation) provides exceptional performance, comfort and convenience. It features a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P engine flat-rated at 1,200 shp, a 330 cubic foot pressurized passenger cabin capable of seating up to 9 passengers, and a maximum range of 1,560 nautical miles with 3 passengers, high-speed cruise and NBAA IFR fuel reserve. The PC-12/47E can reach a maximum cruise speed of 280 knots (322 mph), has a high-lift wing for superior short-field performance, as well as a standard forward passenger door and a large (53 inch X 52 inch) aft cargo door. Furthermore, its retractable trailing-link landing gear enables it to operate on grass and unimproved fields. Certified for flight into known icing conditions and single-pilot operations, the Pilatus PC-12NG (Next Generation) is also equipped with state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Apex avionics.
Enjoy the Advanced Cockpit Environment System’s enhanced avionics, a completely redesigned cabin with enlarged windows, and a new engine – the PT6E-67XP – boasting a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and Electronic Propeller and Engine Control System in the PC-12 NGX.
Experience the Rapid Performance of the Pilatus PC-12 – a High-Powered Single-Engine Turboprop That Comes With a Passenger and Cargo Door. Take Your Pick From Several Configurations, With Options For 6-Passenger Executive, 9-Passenger Standard or Commuter, Cargo and Combi – All Outfitted With Honeywell Avionics.
Developed in 2007, the PC-12/47 is a powerful aircraft powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop engine flat-rated to 1,200shp at takeoff to ISA +36C. Equipped with a four-bladed, constant-speed metal propeller built by Hartzell, it features full-feathering and reversible capabilities and requires an engine inspection every 3,500 hours.

Models We Cover

Pilatus PC-12 NG
Pilatus PC-12 NGX
Pilatus PC-12/45
Pilatus PC-12/47


The Pilatus PC-12/45 model was in production from 1991 to 2005. Prices for this aircraft range between $1,990,000 and $2,700,000. 585 of these planes were produced; 549 are still flying with 36 having been retired. No new models have entered into production since the end of 2005.

The Pilatus PC-12/47 model was in production from 2005 to 2008. Its price range is $3,005,000 to $3,195,000; 195 aircraft are still operational and 10 have been retired. Currently no new aircraft of this type are being produced.

The Pilatus PC-12 NG began being produced in 2008 and continues to be made today. Prices for the aircraft start at $2,845,000 and go up as high as $5,800,000. A total of 942 planes were built; 921 are still in service while 15 have been retired from flying. Currently, there are no PC-12 NG aircraft being produced by the manufacturer. However, six of this model remain in their inventory.

The Pilatus PC-12 NGX has been in production since 2019. The price range for this model is $4,795,000 to $6,030,000; there are 233 still in operation and 1 retired out of a total number produced—which stands at 255. Now 31 of these aircraft are with the manufacturer as well.

Risk Areas

Insurance concerns for the Pilatus PC-12 include flying in icing conditions, mechanical failure, and low pilot qualifications. Insurance companies may require additional training and experience for pilots operating the PC-12 and additional safety measures such as weather monitoring systems.

Claim History

120 accidents involving all Pilatus PC-12 models have resulted in 299 fatalities. Loss of control during the approach and landing phase of flight is the most common cause of accidents involving the Pilatus PC-12 and its variants.

Other causes include engine failure, weather-related issues, terrain-related incidents, and pilot errors. Notable accidents involving the Pilatus PC-12 include a 2010 crash that killed a prominent Polish politician and several others, attributed to pilot error and inadequate flight planning.

Safety Features

The Pilatus PC-12 is powered by a safe and dependable turboprop engine made by Pratt & Whitney Canada. The PC-12’s stall prevention system consists of a stick shaker and pusher to keep the aircraft from coming to a complete stop. Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Extended Vision System (EVS), and autonomous flight control systems are just some of the digital avionics included in the PC-12’s state-of-the-art cockpit.

Maximum protection from dangerous weather is provided by the PC-12’s weather radar and the ubiquitous Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS). In case one of the PC-12’s hydraulic systems fails, the aircraft may continue to operate safely because of the redundancy provided by the second system.

Aircraft Insurance Cost Guide

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