The second Pilatus PC-24 prototype is undergoing avionics tests at Honeywell’s Phoenix Deer Valley Airport hangar. Preliminary performance tests are encouraging, with the aircraft meeting or beating early performance projections, Pilatus officials said. They previously said they expect the aircraft to have a 425-kt. maximum cruise speed; a 1,950-nm full-tanks range with four passengers at long-range cruise; and a 1,190-nm NBAA IFR range while carrying a 2,500-lb. maximum payload. ...

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