The Pilatus aircraft manufacturer says it has landed another major deal, selling a fleet of 24 PC-21 trainer planes to Qatar, as well as a package of ground-based training tools, logistical support and maintenance.
The company says the deal is worth more than SFr600 million ($607 million) and will provide the newly established Qatar air force academy with the training systems from the middle of 2014.
“With the Qatar Emiri Air Force, Pilatus has added yet another new customer to the fold and we are delighted to welcome them to the growing ranks of world class Air Forces operating our platforms,” a statement by Pilatus said on Monday.
It is the third big sale announced by the Swiss manufacturer this year. In May, it sold 55 PC-21 planes to Saudi Arabia and 75 PC-7 to India.