"A very swish plane with long legs" Bryan Pill, MAF pilot
Operating in Kenya, MAF’s PC12 carries up to 1,250 kg of freight or 9 passengers. With long range capability and a cruising speed of 285 mph, it carries more payload further and faster than any other aircraft in MAF's Kenyan fleet.
Perfect for long range travel, the PC12 reaches Somaliland in just 3½ hours. The retractable undercarriage means it is more streamlined, reaching higher speeds and enabling more efficient travel. The faster journey time helps a Christian Blind Mission team to arrive quickly and in comfort, ready to begin work straight away. The pilot can return to base that same day, and the aircraft is ready for another flight the next day, or even that afternoon.
With excellent short take off and landing capability, the aircraft is still ideal for the rudimentary airstrips in Kenya and southern Sudan.
Cruising at 30,000ft, the PC12 is the optimal aircraft for medical emergency flights. At this height, most bad weather can be avoided making the flight smoother for the patient and the medical team.
The PC12 single engine turbo-prop aircraft, powered by a Pratt and Whitney turbine, which uses the widely available Jet A-1 fuel.
A spacious cabin provides comfort for passengers, and the large door behind the wing makes freight easy to load.
Equipped with sophisticated aids including twin satellite navigation receivers, a autopilot and an electronic flight and engine instrumentation system, pilots are alerted to any potential problems and able to avoid them.
With excellent range, payload, speed, comfort and flexibility, the PC12 enables our partner organisations to reach more destinations quicker than ever before, allowing them to provide the best service possible to the people of the remote communities to which MAF flies.