Mike Manninen is a Principal Engineering Manager in Business and Regional Systems (BRS) at Rockwell Collins. Mr. Manninen’s area of expertise is platform systems engineering requirements and design methodologies. He leads the Aircraft Applications department in the development of multiple software applications for business, regional, air transport and government platforms. Prior to his current role he led product line systems efforts for the BRS Fusion programs. Mr. Manninen has 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry and has held a wide range of positions on over 25 rotary wing and fixed wing platforms in both Commercial Systems and Government Systems. He was previously the lead systems engineer on the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for the US Army Special Missions helicopters.