The Pilatus PC-12 was produced in 2007. The RCMP purchased the aircraft in 1999 as a patrol and utility aircraft. The PC-12 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop engine. It has a four-bladed, constant speed propeller and is full feathering and reversible. It has a retractable tricycle landing gear with a single wheel on each unit. It is primarily made of aluminum, but has composite materials for some of its components.
It has a takeoff distance of 450m, and a landing distance (ground roll) of 228m. Its cruising speed is 500km/h and a maximum takeoff weight of 4500kg.