When Stans, Switzerland-based Pilatus Aircraft announced that it would develop a business jet with similar capabilities as its versatile PC-12 turboprop, there were many who had serious doubts about the success of the project. And rightfully so since it would be Pilatus' very first bizjet and no company had ever developed one for unpaved surfaces. But Pilatus is known for over delivering on its promises and the PC-24, also known as the Super Versatile Jet, is no exception. It was certified on budget and on time, an accomplishment not many aircraft manufacturers can boast about. Not only that, but within a year of certification, the company had delivered about 20 of the stunning twinjets. And the performance is spectacular, with a takeoff distance below 3,000 feet, a 440-knot max cruise speed and a 2,000 nm max range. While the certification for unpaved runways has not quite been signed off as the year closes, the testing is complete and Pilatus expects to achieve it very soon.