Connectivity is everywhere – in our offices, in our homes, and now in the air. Being airborne is no longer an excuse for being out of touch. Connectivity is no longer a luxury; it’s a mission-critical capability for helicopter operators. Whatever the mission – oil and gas; air ambulance; VIP/executive transport; or law enforcement – reliable and consistent connectivity could be the difference in completing a successful mission. But connecting a helicopter is more than simply picking an antenna. Factors, including bandwidth requirements, geography and helicopter airframe type play into the decision. In this Webinar, sponsored by Honeywell, we’ll tackle those question, plus more:
Hear from a panel of industry experts on the hardware and service solutions available, and learn how Honeywell can solve your connectivity pain points. Welcoming to the Connected Helicopter Era!
Iain Ronis, Director, Sky Connect Tracker Products, Honeywell Aerospace
Product Manager, Sky Connect & Helicopter Flight Services, Honeywell Aerospace
Iain Ronis rejoined Honeywell in 2016, having been a part of Sky Connect since its inception in 2003, serving various marketing and communications roles in the start-up until it was acquired by Honeywell in 2011 as part of the EMS Technologies acquisition. Prior to Sky Connect, Ronis directed marketing for Satellink, a technology spin-off of satellite and rocket manufacturer Orbital Sciences, which pioneered satellite-broadcasting of graphical weather to the cockpit for the general aviation industry. He was also technical sales manager for router products with Rockwell Collins/ICG. A fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, Ronis is a deputy squadron commander in the Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol. He is also an active Toastmaster.
Tim Roberts, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Honeywell Aerospace
Tim Roberts is a 20+ year Honeywell veteran, currently the Senior Technical Sales Manager for Honeywell’s Defense & Space Satellite Communications System since 2013. This role requires being the technical subject matter expert on Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Satcom solutions, aligning the Mil/Gov requirements with Honeywell’s extensive available road mapped products.
Before taking his current position, he served as Senior Manager, Marketing & Product Management for the Aspire Satcom Systems beginning in 2011. In that role, he was responsible for the Aspire Satcom products certification and entry to service, spanning both the Inmarsat and Iridium constellations. Prior roles have included Cockpit and Safety Technical Sales Manager for Business and General Aviation, New Business Development Manager, Advanced Flight Deck Development Program Manager and Avionics Product Support Manager.
Roberts holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Business Administration from Thunderbird, Graduate School of International Management. Additionally, he holds type rated in several different aircraft.
John Peterson, Senior Director GoDirect Cabin Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace
John Peterson has more than 20 years of experience in aviation. For the last 12 years he has been running portfolio’s that include many new product introductions in avionics, cabin entertainment, satellite communications and services for business aviation, air transport and helicopter markets.
Pete Henrikson, President, Truth Data
Peter R. Henrikson, SVP, International Operations and Training is a 20-year decorated military fighter pilot with command, test systems development and international operational expertise. He founded Truth Data Insights in 2015, a company with a focus on bringing military safety systems and technology to the commercial aviation market. First customer was Air Methods, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the world. He also serves as Executive Vice President for Operations at Pathfinder Aviation. As Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopter’s Training Program, his individual efforts resulted in a 40% year-over-year increase in revenue bringing sales to $12.0MM. Previously served as an Operations Analyst for BGI, responsible for the integration of key F-16 flight systems into various simulator programs. His prior roles include Detachment Commander, Hill AFB and Chief of Training at Edwards AFB, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). F-16 Check Flight Pilot, Instructor and Chase Pilot for F-22 & F-35. Fluent in French, with prior military experience in the United States Marine Corps, Intelligence. Northeastern University, BS cum laude, Texas Christian University EMBA.
Aviation ratings include U.S. Air Force Senior Pilot, Commercial Single Engine Land / Multi Engine, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) – Single Engine, Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII).
James T. McKenna, Editor-In-Chief, Rotor & Wing International
An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI’s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Assn., Helicopter Assn. International and AHS International. He has completed aircraft accident investigator courses of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the Air Line Pilots Assn. and the NTSB’s crisis communications course.