Pilatus Tailwinds In 2019; Pilatus Headwinds In 2020 2019 turned out to be a good year for Swiss airframer Pilatus Aircraft. Performance figures were similar to that of its 2018 numbers too which were commendable. Entering 2020 wasn't bad their but Corona Virus pandemic had a major part in Pilatus' performance so far for the year. Pilatus chairman Oscar J. Schwenk said: "I am very pleased with our performance in 2019. I note, however, that the corona pandemic has pitched us – and many others – into a period of severe turbulence requiring constant fact-based readjustment of our chosen heading."