Pilatus purchased Skytech Inc., which operates in the United States as an independent sales and service center for the Swiss brand. Skytech was founded in 1976 and started working as a Pilatus agent in 1993.
Despite the purchase, it would continue to operate as an independent company, in charge of selling and supporting the PC-24 and PC-12 on the East Coast. The Skytec brand will continue to exist and may continue to service aircraft from other manufacturers. SkyTech CEO Justin Lazzeri will continue to lead the company. All employees, including employees with many years of service, will continue to work for the company. Finally, two SkyTech headquarters, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland, are involved in the purchase.
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Marcus Butcher, CEO of Pilatus, Commented during the signing of the contract The importance of the US market for the manufacturer. “The US market is important to us. It is imperative that we continue to expand our footprint there. I am delighted to have the company and its employees with us and we welcome them to the family.”
This acquisition will allow Pilatus to expand its direct involvement in the US market, which is very important to the company. The manufacturer already has a subsidiary in Colorado, which has been active for 26 years. Pilatus Business Aircraft Limited serves as the importer and final assembly line (FAL) for North and South America. It is also responsible for managing the network of authorized sales and service centers, of which Skytech is a part. Pilatus will use the latter acquisition to ensure the continuity and quality of its customer service on the East Coast of the United States.