Blake van den HeuvelDirector Air Programs
DRS Technologies Canada Ltd., a Leonardo DRS Company
At DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. for the past 26 years, Blake has led the introduction of new technology products into the aerospace marketplace, including: emergency management systems; airborne net-centric systems; automatic deployable flight recorders (ADFR) & emergency locator beacons. Blake holds four (4) patents relating to ADFR technology. During his time at DRS TCL, Blake has worked closely with national aviation authorities, national accident investigative bodies and Aircraft OEMs as an active participant in many international aviation safety initiatives and working groups to improve aviation safety and security. Leonardo DRS has recently partnered with L3 Technologies to provide Automatic Deployable Flight Recorders (ADFRs) as part of a Dual-Combined Fixed/Deployable Recorder solution for fitment on Airbus’ long-range aircraft models (A321, A330, A350 and A380).