SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

September 27-30, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Connecticut Convention Center

Chris Van Buiten

Chris Van Buiten Vice President of Sikorsky Innovations
Sikorsky Aircraft

As Vice President of Sikorsky Innovations at Sikorsky Aircraft, Chris Van Buiten runs the group responsible for maturing next-generation technologies, including X2 technology, active rotor, and autonomy, as well as defining next-generation products. Van Buiten joined Sikorsky in 1989 where he has been engaged in the conceptual and preliminary design of Sikorsky products including the S-92 commercial transport, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, and the UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter, as well as several advanced concepts. He has served as Chief of Preliminary Design and Manager of Advanced Design and has led Sikorsky’s Strategic Planning group. Van Buiten led Sikorsky’s acquisition of the PZL Mielec Aircraft Company in Mielec, Poland. He has also served as a Technical Fellow for Advanced System Design. Van Buiten was a Glenn L. Martin Aerospace Scholar at the University of Maryland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace in 1989. He received a master’s in system design and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sloan School of Business in 1999.



Platinum Sponsors
  • United Technologies

Gold Sponsors
  • Boeing

Conference Supporters
  • TTTech