In a ground-breaking ceremony July 13th, officials from Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, Tectonic Management Group, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, and Jefferson County, Colorado gathered to celebrate the beginning of the construction of Pilatus’ new North and South American headquarters for aircraft completions and support.
Pilatus has had a presence at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport since 1996, conducting aircraft completions on more than 1,000 PC-12 aircraft, and managing the North and South American sales and service network in various leased facilities on the airport grounds. The new state-of-the-art building on the west side of the airport will consolidate all of Pilatus’s operations in a single 118,000 ft2 building. The new facility is sized to accommodate the employment growth and associated completions work that will take place as Pilatus’ new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is certified and enters service in 2017. Currently, Pilatus employs 80 people in Broomfield, and expects to grow to approximately 140 team members when the PC-24 is in full rate production by 2020.
The new facility, which will accommodate this business growth, is expected to open in the Spring of 2018. Pilatus’ completions and support center will be the first business to be located on the west side of the airport as part of a larger commercial development plan for Jefferson County, Colorado.