Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is an aerospace manufacturer located in Stans, Switzerland. In June 2016, the company employed 1,905 people. The company has mostly produced aircraft for niche markets, in particular STOL aircraft as well as military training aircraft. In the 1990s, with the introduction of the PC-12, a single-engine turboprop aircraft, Pilatus opened up a broader civilian market. With the PC-24, it offers a twin-engined STOL jet aircraft capable from operating from unpaved runways.