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Episode 11- Leadership and Innovation in Helicopter Maintenance with Scott Hayward Part I

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Welcome to The Vertical MRO Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

The Vertical MRO Podcast, where we soar into the world of helicopter maintenance, leadership, and innovation. In this episode, host Val Medved, and co-host Jon Gray from the Hangar Z Podcast, are honored to introduce a powerhouse in helicopter maintenance and aviation management, Scott Hayward.

In this special two-part series, we dive deep into Scott’s illustrious career and his transformative impact on the industry. Scott serves as the director of maintenance at Alpine Helicopters Inc., steering both the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) since 2019. Known for his strategic vision, Scott has redefined excellence in aviation maintenance through modernization initiatives and a steadfast commitment to safety and efficiency.

Before his tenure at Alpine Helicopters, Scott held key roles at Wildcat Helicopters Inc., Hevilift Inc., and Helifix Ltd. in Papua New Guinea, where he introduced new aircraft types and successfully navigated rigorous audits.

His leadership at Alpine Helicopters has revitalized the company, boasting impressive retention rates, enhancing training standards, and solidifying its position as an industry leader through strategic management of CAPEX budgets and global supply chains.

Join us as we uncover Scott’s journey, innovative maintenance strategies, and the pivotal role of leadership in driving success in a dynamic industry. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast, a maintenance professional, or a leader seeking inspiration, this episode promises valuable insights into the world of aviation maintenance and management.

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