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Episode #79 – Brad Pedersen of MD Helicopters – in-person at HAI Heli-Expo

Episode Description

In this episode of The Helicopter Podcast, host Halsey Schider sits down with Brad Pedersen, CEO of MD Helicopters, to talk about the company’s rich legacy, as well as current developments.

Brad begins by providing an engaging overview of MD Helicopters’ storied history. He highlights the brand’s deep roots in the aviation industry and its longstanding reputation for innovation and reliability. Brad expressed his belief that what makes MD Helicopters unique is its unwavering commitment to quality, and its ability to adapt to the evolving demands of the market.

The conversation then shifts to the state of MD Helicopters when Brad assumed leadership. He candidly discusses the challenges the company faced, emphasizing the turbulent period marked by operational and financial hurdles. Brad’s transparent account provides listeners with an understanding of the significant obstacles the company has overcome.

Addressing the challenges of supporting existing owners and operators while maintaining production, Brad outlines the strides made under his leadership. He discusses the initiatives implemented to enhance fleet support and streamline production processes, emphasizing a balanced approach to meeting the needs of current and future customers.

This episode provides an in-depth look into the dynamic world of MD Helicopters under Brad Pedersen’s leadership, offering listeners valuable insights into the brand’s past, present, and future.

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