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.