PlaneSense fleet
PlaneSense, which is celebrating its 25th anniversay, now has a fleet of 44 aircraft, including 36 Pilatus PC-12s, five PC-24s, and three Nextant 400XTis. (Photo: PlaneSense)

PlaneSense Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The fractional ownership company operates the world’s largest civilian fleet of PC-12s and one of the largest fleets of PC-24s.

PlaneSense is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its fractional ownership program this month. The company took delivery of Pilatus PC-12 S/N 120 on Sept. 9, 1995, officially launching the program. Today, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire–based operator has 36 PC-12 turboprop singles, five PC-24 twinjets, and three Nextant 400XTi light jets in its fleet, as well as nearly 400 employees.

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PlaneSense founder, president, and CEO George Antoniadis credits the company’s success to “steady, thoughtful growth, a strong team, and a faithful community of shareowners.” Expanding on the latter point, he said that one-fourth of PlaneSense aircraft shareowners have been in the program for 10 or more years.

As the operator of the world’s largest civilian fleet of PC-12s and one of the largest fleets of PC-24s, the PlaneSense program has exceeded 440,000 hours of flight time and has operated at more than 2,500 airports across the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. The company launched its fractional jet program in 2015 with the Nextant 400XTi and was the launch customer for the PC-24, taking delivery of the world’s first in February 2018.