From an interview with the Markus Bucher, the CEO of Pilatus (in Switzerland)….
For the first time we produced and delivered over 140 aircraft to our customers in one year, taking us virtually to the limit of our current production capacity. The enormous demand for our General Aviation aircraft, the PC-12 and PC-24, exceeds all our expectations!
The interviewer, from an in-house magazine, asks “Were our ambitious corporate goals achieved in 2021?”
2021 was a mixed year… I’m not entirely happy! Demand is incredibly positive and our finances are very health. But we work inefficiently and we remain under a lot of pressure because of the need to bypass many standardized production processes due to faulty materials and insufficient quality from our suppliers.
Readers: let me know if you can find anything similarly candid from a U.S. CEO (other than Elon Musk)!