Goldeck-Flug has been approved as the first carrier in Austria for the commercial operation of single-engine aircraft of the latest generation.
On 11th November 2019 the Austrian aviation authority Austro Control granted for the Goldeck-Flug GmbH the commercial transport of passengers for aircraft with one engine. The Single Engine Turbine Air Operator’s Certificate (SET IMC AOC) for the Type Pilatus PC-12 was approved. Goldeck-Flug can now offer as the first Austrian airline the “Swiss pocketknife” commercially. The PC-12 NG is known for its exceptional operational flexibility and efficiency In January 2019, the first aircraft of this type (OE-EPH) was picked up at Pilatus in Buochs, Switzerland, and used to carry out the approval process at Austro Control.
“We are really excited to be the first in Austria to offer our customers a real game changer with Austro Control’s commercial operations clearance. Thanks to the versatility and efficiency of the PC-12 NG, we bring our customers closer to their destination and save them time. Thanks to Austro Control for its excellent coöperation, it is one of the few European authorities actively supporting this innovative approach, so that we can offer commercial passenger air transport for single-engine airplanes. With the approval, we can now fly commercially.”, stated an excited CEO Gerald Horn-Sachernegg and CFO Mag. Christoph Mosser.
“Austro Control, as the austrian aviation authority, are a reliable partner of the Austrian aviation industry in supporting innovative solutions from aviation companies and to accompany them in terms of safety regulations. In professional coöperation with Goldeck-Flug, the first single-engine turbine-driven aircraft was approved for commercial flight operations in Austria,” says Austro Control Managing Director Dr. Valerie Hackl.
The PC-12 NG can start and land on very short and even unpaved runways. The PC-12 NG has a cabin with a larger volume than most turboprops and mid-sized business aircrafts. The comfortable seats and the practical interior, as well as the unique possibility of access to the luggage compartment also during the flight offer the most optimal conditions. At the beginning of January 2020, Goldeck-Flug took over the second PC-12 NG (OE-EPM).
Sustainability in air traffic through state-of-the-art technologies.
In private and commercial air traffic, the environmental aspect is getting more and more important. Just as electric cars change the car industry, so does the aerospace industry adopt to new technologies. With modern engines and optimized aerodynamics, the noise and fuel consumption are immensely reduced. That’s why Goldeck-Flug relies only on the most innovative types of aircraft, like the new PC-12 NG.
When flying with the newest Pilatus PC-12 NG from Goldeck-Flug the flight time is about 1 hour from Vienna to Innsbruck, 400km airline, the total consumption is only 280 liters. With 8 passengers you use less than 9 liters per passenger per 100 km while traveling 5 times as fast as a car. The total CO2 emissions are 800 kg, so 100 kg per passenger. A car with a normal combustion engine emits at least 150 kg of CO2 on this route alone.
The most widespread aircraft of this class designed for 8 passengers consumes three times the amount of fuel and emits 2100kg of CO2 with a flight time only 10 mins quicker.
About Goldeck-Flug GmbH
Goldeck-Flug is one of Austria’s leading companies in the field of executive and private aviation. Originally founded in 1991, Goldeck-Flug became a new setup last year by managing directors Gerald Horn-Sachernegg and Mag. Christoph Mosser. The two experienced pilots immediately started to modernize the fleet and expand the business model.
Since 2020 Goldeck-Flug also offers its customers the first Austrian Private Shared Ownership Program. It can be purchased on 3 newest types, the Pilatus PC-12 NG, the Pilatus PC-24 and the Cirrus Vision Jet. Goldeck-Flug makes your ownership completely carefree, because owners no longer have to worry about organization, operation, maintenance and availability.
In addition Goldeck Flug will offer with the Pilatus PC-24 a new class of Jet exclusively from February 2021 as the first
operator in Austria. Goldeck-Flug is also flying a brand-new aircraft on the charter market, also as the first Austrian operator:
The Cessna Citation Latitude, the most modern super midsize jet from Textron Aviation, has been on the road for customers
since the beginning of July 2019. A second aircraft of this type will be delivered in June 2020. This means that Goldeck-Flug
has the most modern fleet, with an average age of only one year.
About Austro Control
Austro Control is responsible for safety in Austrian airspace, with air traffic controllers handling more than 1.3 million flights per year. Beyond air traffic management, Austro Control’s tasks include engineering and meteorological services, airworthiness and certification, search and rescue operations as well as pilots licensing, the supervision of flight schools and the authorization of drones.