Aircraft developer IRIS Simulations has announced a new partnership with Pilatus Aircraft to produce officially licensed renditions of the Pilatus PC-9 and PC-24 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The agreement means that these recreational renditions of the plane will have backing from the manufacture and likely access to materials in support of making these aircraft types for the simulator. IRIS Simulations said “this agreement builds upon a long-standing relationship with Pilatus and allows IRIS Simulations to bring our award-winning PC-9 and PC-24 Super Versatile Jet products to Microsoft’s flagship simulation product”
The PC-9 is a single-engine turboprop training aircraft that first flew in 1984. It’s primarily used as a military aircraft with more than 250 built since it was first introduced. The PC-24 is a much bigger aircraft out of the two. For those who don’t know, the PC-24 is a light business jet that can carry 8 passengers 1,800nm. Over 100 of this particular aircraft type has been built since it was first introduced in 2018.
Very little else was confirmed by IRIS Simulations, but the team said that as development continues, we’ll see more from the team. Finally, it was confirmed that the aircraft will be coming to the PC and Xbox edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We’ll be following the development closely and keep you involved.