Pilatus PC-9
in Cyprus Air Command service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Total Still Active: 1
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1989
Retirement: current
Main Role: Trainer
Origin: Switzerland

History

The Pilatus PC-9C is a contemporary, well praised and versatile turboprop aircraft used by Air Forces all over the world. The aircraft is primarily used for lead-in training, surveillance, and light ground-attack.
A total of 2 aircraft were obtained from the manufacturer and delivered in 1989, and both are still in service. Both aircraft were acquired with armaments, though the type is rarely used in active combat role, as this capability is covered by helicopters.
PC-9’s began supporting the Cyprus Police and Coastguard in the early nineties.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
901 174   June 1989 named ‘Kyrenia’
902 175   1989 named ‘Apporous’, w/o 10 Sept 2005

Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • Air Forces Monthly Oct 2003 p56
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.


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