BROOMFIELD, CO – July 19, 2011 – Aircell, the world’s leading provider of inflight connectivity for business aviation, today announced that it has appointed industry veteran Dennis Hildreth Manager, OEM Sales. In his new role, Dennis is responsible for managing the company’s ongoing relationship with business aircraft manufacturers and he will be an active participant in the company’s strategic growth. He reports to Mark Sander, Aircell’s Director, OEM Sales.
In addition to being available in the aftermarket, Aircell communications & connectivity systems are offered as original equipment by every major manufacturer in the business aviation industry. This encompasses nearly 40 factory aircraft programs all over the world.
With nearly 30 years of broad-based aviation and technology experience, Dennis joins Aircell from Rockwell Collins where he held the position of Principal Marketing Manager – Flight Information Solutions. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility during a 27-year career with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. Most recently as Senior Product Manager, he led the manufacturer’s adoption of new technologies aboard its flagship line of Hawker business jets. He also spent several years as an Engineering Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer, conducting experimental flight testing for research, development and certification of FAR Part 23 and 25 aircraft. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in a multitude of business aircraft. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University.
“Dennis’ vast experience in the business aviation industry makes him a natural for this position and we’re honored to have him join the Aircell team,” said John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President & General Manager, “Since Aircell is offered at the factory by every major business aircraft manufacturer, the OEM segment is obviously a very important one to us. Dennis will be a tremendous asset as OEMs increasingly use Aircell technologies to create safer, more productive and enjoyable in-flight experiences for their customers,” concluded Wade.
About Aircell. Aircell, a Gogo company, is the world’s leading provider of inflight connectivity for business aviation. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans 6 continents. The most trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer all three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz™, Aircell provides unbiased advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography. A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at www.aircell.com