Rick Heinrich is Director, Strategic Initiatives for the Commercial Systems Business Unit of Rockwell Collins. His responsibilities include developing business growth strategies and plans for the next generation airspace systems using Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) services to support Air Traffic Management (ATM) initiatives including the integration of remotely and optionally piloted aircraft systems into national airspaces. Rick has over 40 years of experience in the management, design, and development of communications and aviation systems in the aeronautical, military, and commercial environment. He is an active member of industry organizations including ICAO, RTCA, EUROCAE, and GAMA where he has served in leadership roles on a variety of domestic and international panels for the advancement of the airspace. Rick has been a key contributor to both the NextGen and SESAR operational concepts. He also served on the US ADS-B Aviation Rulemaking Committee, the CASCADE Program Steering Group, and on the NextGen and Drone Advisory Council Subcommittees.