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Podcast: How did Hill Helicopters Revolutionise the Aviation Industry?

About this Podcast Episode:  How did Hill Helicopters Revolutionise the Aviation Industry?

Did you know that 20% of startups fail in their first year, and less than 50% make it to their fifth year?  To help you beat the odds, Jason Hill, Chairman and Chief Engineer of Hill Helicopters, joins us in the Leading for Business Excellence studio to share his experience and views on the key ingredients for leading a startup venture.

From a childhood dream to the reality of manufacturing and approving the use of revolutionary helicopters in over 70 international markets, witness this transformative journey of an inspirational leader and learn how an unwavering passion fuelled his entrepreneurial spirit.

In a world where everything is changing all the time, clear direction is everything, and it’s the job of the leadership within the company to set and maintain that direction.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, an aviation aficionado, or a leader who appreciates the art of innovation, this episode is your ticket to gaining valuable insights into Leadership excellence.

"The whole organisation goes through lots of phases of just feeling broken because something has grown faster than something else, causing it to fall over."

Navigating Growth and Leadership

Discover the key to driving growth in a constantly evolving business environment – appointing and empowering the right people. Hear from Jason on his experience with this crucial aspect of leadership.

Finding Your Calling in Business

Passion and dedication are essential when pursuing something that will have a profound impact on your life. This will propel you towards success despite the inevitable obstacles, Jason tells us.

Manufacturing Growth and Vertical Integration

The journey of aircraft development is as much about navigating the challenges on the ground as it is about breaking new frontiers in the sky. Jason shares what’s on the development plan and how his organisation navigated the challenges of the pandemic.

Sustainable Aviation

The intersection of technology and sustainability: join Jason as he discusses aviation’s environmental advancements, including the use of 100% carbon-neutral synthetic fuels derived from biological sources.

Watch the Vodcast

Join PMI’s Susannah Clarke in the studio with Jason Hill as they talk all about how Hill Helicopters is revolutionising the aviation industry.  You’ll hear them discuss:

  • Genesis of the idea for Hill Helicopters
  • Transitioning from independent engineer to leading a growing organization
  • Importance of managing expectations and setting clear direction as a leader
  • Significance of a capable and driven leader
  • Design of processes for repeatability and high-quality product delivery
  • Future plans, technical developments, and expansion of the engineering program
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