Skyworks Chief Engineer Heliplane Project and currently Part-time Consultant

Formerly Head of Research and Development at Bell Helicopter, he retired following a distinguished career of 40 years at Bell.   Mr. Sonneborn currently holds the record for having developed the fastest rotor wing aircraft in history.   Mr. Sonneborn is the recipient of the 2005 American Helicopter Society (AHS) Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship award.