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Stans - Buochs 2020

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Finnish Airforce PC12s PI-01 and PI-06 arrived this morning. The latter probably for maintenance and the other as crew ferry.
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Arjan wrote:Finnish Airforce PC12s PI-01 and PI-06 arrived this morning. The latter probably for maintenance and the other as crew ferry.
And that is confirmed from ADS-B.

PI-01 was calling FNF216, and PI-06 FNF214.
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Yes, both matched their adsb indeed
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Re: Stans - Buochs 2020

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Today, 19sep, PI-06 confirmed in hangar.
Also first Spanish PC-21 ‘792-01’ / 10239 was seen in fcs, no serial or c/n was read.
Two PC-21 fuselages present also were 316 and 317.
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OK, not a sighting from 2020, but as this is the current thread, this seems the most logical place to ask. In May 2018 we visited Buochs, and in the hangar on the airfield a primer fuselage was seen with c/n 158. We thought it was a PC-21 fuselage, but the number is very odd. It was out of sequence (the Aussies and French were being built, with 300-series connumbers), plus 158 is supposed to be Saudi AF 904.
Anybody who knows more about this fuselage? A replacement, or something else?
Here's hoping....
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[quote="patrick dirksen" post_id=978657 time=1603657380 user_id=158]
OK, not a sighting from 2020, but as this is the current thread, this seems the most logical place to ask. In May 2018 we visited Buochs, and in the hangar on the airfield a primer fuselage was seen with c/n 158. We thought it was a PC-21 fuselage, but the number is very odd. It was out of sequence (the Aussies and French were being built, with 300-series connumbers), plus 158 is supposed to be Saudi AF 904.
Anybody who knows more about this fuselage? A replacement, or something else?
Here's hoping....
[/quote]

Hi Patrick,

Just a tale, no answer sorry :-)

There was a Saudi (177/2201) back in the factory in 2017 until mid-2018, so that is not entirely impossible albeit strange.

If it was a PC-7-II/PC-9 fuselage, it is also strange as that belongs to Indian P166(c/n 755) delivered 3 July 2015.
Also, if an aircraft gets 'repaired' Pilatus tends to simply use a completely new fuselage (with a new / current fuselage number).
Also, that run of PC-7-II fuselages ended at 168.
In 2015 they started with new separate 100-108 range on PC-7-II /PC-9 fuselages:
100-104 were used in the Omani program
105-108 were used for 4 Malaysian ones
Later in 2015, again they started a new 100-108 range
The second 100-108 range was for the 9 Jordanians, the first three were already marked for Jordan when the deal was changed to PC-21 in 2016. Those fuselages disappeared, so nowhere near 158 either, but maybe a '108' surfaced and was cleaned before going to the maintenance side to 'help' modernise another PC-7 or PC-9?

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Re: Stans - Buochs 2020

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Erwin/Patrick,

Recent sightings, and couting backwards, indicate the Spanish PC21 fuselages start with 101. This leaves fuselage 100 as a gap. Some people tend to believe this s/n 100 was used for Saudi's 2201 rebuild.
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Hi gents,

Thanks for your input! I presume we will never get the definitve answer, but that's life for a plane spotter I guess... ;-)
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Re: Stans - Buochs 2020

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On 9 November the following were noted:
(E27-01/792-01/10239) full cs in H9 (hidden behind a lot of PC12/24s, cn 314 confirmed on photos)
E27-02/792-02/10240 full cs, cn 315
E27-03/792-03/10241 full cs, cn 316 (fuselage)
E27-04/792-04/10242 full cs, cn 317 (fuselage)
cn 319 primer (fuselage)
cn 320 primer (fuselage, Fuselage number 107, so this 'confirms' 101-107 were used for the first seven Spanish PC21s)
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