Category: Podcast

How to Become Unreasonably Successful: Richard Koch Part II – AiP 013

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The conclusion of our host Eugene Hoeven’s special interview with Richard Koch, author of the 80/20 principle, and his new work, How to Become Unreasonably Successful.

Visit Richard Koch’s website at richardkoch.net

 

 

 

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The Building Blocks for Smart Airports – AiP 012

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Grant Furlane has over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, specializing
in the parking, transportation, cloud computing and network security industries. He has been involved in
over 600 million dollars of technology investments and was contracted to lead several initiatives for
large public IT companies.

 

 

 

 

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How to Become Unreasonably Successful: Richard Koch Part I – AiP 011

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In this special episode of the podcast, we navigate away from Aviation to hear from Richard Koch. A former management consultant, Koch has become a well known author, publishing several works on the 80/20 Principle.

In the beginning of our special 2 part interview with Richard Koch, host Eugene Hoeven asks about the journey to becoming an author, and the important principles of good business.

Visit Richard Koch’s website at richardkoch.net

 

 

 

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Digitizing the future, and adapting to a generation shift in the workforce – AiP 010

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Today’s guest is Per Ahl, CEO of Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions. Saab has been an evolutionary force in air traffic, working with outfits like LFV to provide remote air traffic control, and digitizing the workflow. Eugene Hoeven speaks to Per Ahl about the immense sea change in air traffic control, and the struggles in attracting a new generation of workers to the field.

For the full transcript of this episode, please refer to the Vantage Point interview.

 

 

 

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Aviation – An Industry Ripe for Disruption – AiP 009

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This week’s interview is with Ian Painter of Snowflake Software, an award-winning provider of cloud and on-premise software solutions for the aviation industry, which he co-founded with Eddie Curtis in 2001.

Ian Painter and our host Eugene Hoeven discuss the challenges in breaking into Aviation, and what needs to happen in the industry to allow new players to enter the market.

For the full transcript of this episode, please refer to the Vantage Point interview.

 

 

 

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Unity of Purpose – AiP 008

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For young entrepreneurs, navigating the path to successful growth can be elusive and intimidating. Searidge Technologies, begun in 2004 by two enterprising neighbours in Ottawa, Canada has become a leading technology innovator in air traffic control.

In this episode, Alex Sauriol, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Searidge Technologies, joins Eugene Hoeven to discuss the lessons he’s learned and the potential of digitalization in the world of aviation.

For the full transcript of this episode, please refer to the Vantage Point interview.

 

 

 

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Leading the Charge in Electric Aviation – AiP 007

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In this episode of Vantage Point, I speak with Kevin Noertker, Co-Founder and CEO of Ampaire, Inc. an electric airplane startup based in the Greater Los Angeles area. Located at Hawthorne Municipal Airport, they are in good company along with the Tesla Design Center and SpaceX – an epicenter of innovation in aerospace and electric vehicles.
In June, Ampaire began its flight test program on its first commercial aircraft, the Ampaire Electric EEL, a twin-engine Cessna 337 Skymaster modified to fly with one conventional combustion engine and one electric motor. It is the largest hybrid-electric aircraft flying today, which is now offered for sale to general aviation pilots. Later this year, the Electric EEL is set to enter flight trials on commercial routes with Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. As regulators and air transport companies around the world try to reduce carbon emissions, this bold step toward electric aviation can possibly amount to the giant leap the sector has been looking for.

For the full transcript of this episode, please refer to the Vantage Point interview.

On the Ball to Avoid a Stall – AiP 006

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Today’s episode is with John Maris, an aeronautical engineer with two master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Aviation Safety and Human Factors. John has devoted his entire professional career to understanding stall warning systems, and his Ph.D dissertation concerned the interrelationship between aircrew and stall warning systems. He has gone on to invent the Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM), the next generation stall warning system.

John has an Airline Transport Pilot License from the FAA, Transport Canada, and EASA, and is type-rated on the Boeing 747, among other aircraft types. He is an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and is a test pilot instructor and active Transport Canada designated experimental test pilot. Further, he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). 

In business, John Maris is President and CEO of Marinvent, a Canadian consulting services firm that helps its clients reduce their program risk and cost and bring their products to market. As president of Marinvent’s US-based arm – Advanced Aerospace Solutions – John led the company to attain NASA’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award (TASAR) in 2014. John was the first program manager for the Canadarm2 workstations on the International Space Station and is the creator of the MC3 electronic charting technology that is at the core of Jeppesen’s electronic charting business (the “M” in MC3 stands for Marinvent). Further, John was Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and was named Canadian Defence Executive of the Year in 2017. He has received Canada’s highest aerospace award, the Trans-Canada McKee Trophy, and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018.

From Drones Beware to Flight Aware – AiP 005

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As more and more drones take to the sky, and ambitions for drone delivery services and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations get ever-greater, the airspace is set to become increasingly congested. Concerns over hazards to commercial manned aviation are well-founded with calls for regulation. There are also concerns over privacy with drones flying above people and private property, or too close to restricted areas like airports and other critical infrastructure.

At the same time, regulators are cautioned not to introduce rules that will run roughshod over an emerging industry full of potential. A solution is needed to inform drone operators where they can and cannot fly, and allow for the safe integration of drones into the airspace – a solution called unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management, or UTM.

In this episode I speak with Marc Kegelaers, CEO of Unifly, an award-winning software company that has developed such a solution – a platform for the safe integration of drones into the airspace. Of late, Unifly has been getting a lot of press, through its involvement in numerous demonstration in Europe and elsewhere, which has also created a lot of interest from VCs and potential customers – the CAAs and ANSPs.

Of course, there have been lessons learned along the way, from first needing to build a system for mission critical applications that is an open platform, upon which you can then start adding user interfaces. At the same time and most importantly – listen very carefully to the customer. And, as a ground-breaking company, one must be an evangelist and lead with a vision of the future when it comes to management of the airspace.

For the full transcript of this episode, please refer to the Vantage Point interview.

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To the City Hopper, Not the Chopper – AiP 004

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Ever been frustrated by heavy traffic when you are in a rush to get to that all-important meeting? We all have! So, instead of being stuck in traffic gridlock, what if you could rise above it all, and quickly and comfortably fly to your urban destination in a 2-person pod the size of a Smart car?  That’s the idea behind Volocopter – an urban air taxi – and the brainchild of Alexander Zosel and Stephan Wolf, two entrepreneurs with a vision for urban air mobility. I guess the Jetsons must’ve influenced them!

In this episode I speak with Jan-Hendrik Boelens, chief technology officer at Volocopter, about the massive potential of urban aircraft systems, and the challenges that still lie ahead of the company as it moves towards commercial certification.

If you’re listening to this episode during your commute… maybe you’re stuck in traffic… take a look above you and imagine what it would be like to hop over it all!

 

 

 

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