The PC-21 advanced military trainer is expected to significantly increase Pilatus' share in a promising niche market, according to company executives. Air forces are increasingly sensitive to pilot-training costs and should be attracted by the major savings promised by the next-generation turboprop-powered trainer, they added. The newly completed PC-21 prototype, which is scheduled to make its maiden flight in early July, will be followed next year by a second development aircraft. ...

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