Okko F. Bleeker

Rockwell Collins

Director, R&D Europe

Okko Bleeker is the Director of Research and Development at Rockwell Collins, Europe. He directs and participates for numerous EU projects and related working groups, associated with air traffic system modernization and implied technological change.

His initial career started at the Royal Netherlands Air Force where he worked for the military service and on F- 104G for navigation and fire control system and service operations. Later he joined the Ballast Nadeem for ship – borne precision navigation installations and operations. For the next couple of years he was employed as the Avionics Group manager where he was responsible for design and certification for aircraft avionics and flight deck arrangements. This leads him to join as position of Program Manager Corporate Research & Development Aircraft Systems for Fokker Aircraft.