Honeywell Names Justin Ryan President of BendixKing


Honeywell Aerospace (HON: NYSE) has appointed Justin Ryan president of BendixKing, effective January 2015. Ryan will lead the Albuquerque, New Mexico based Honeywell business as it continues its legacy of delivering innovative, reliable and intuitive avionics to the light aircraft and pilot community. With over 26 years of civilian and military pilot experience, including missions in support of Operation Desert Storm as a Naval Aviator flying the A-6E Intruder and eight years leading strategic growth initiatives within Honeywell, Ryan brings strong business acumen and a pilot’s passion to his new role.

“Justin Ryan is a proven leader with a keen understanding of aviation technologies, thorough knowledge of our customers and a comprehensive understanding of the Honeywell and BendixKing’ businesses,” said Brian Sill, president, Business & General Aviation at Honeywell Aerospace. “As a former naval aviator, general aviation pilot, airplane owner and successful business leader, Justin is uniquely qualified to lead BendixKing as it strives to meet the progressive needs of today’s general aircraft owners and pilots.” Ryan joined Honeywell in 2006 as a strategic marketing executive and has spent the last five years as vice president of the Airbus business segment. During this time, he led the development of the Airbus A350 XWB Extended Mechanical System Perimeter and avionics programs. Ryan also drove Honeywell’s win of the Auxiliary Power System, the Air Management Systems and avionics positions on the Irkut MC-21.

He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ryan holds commercial, multi-engine, instrument, and glider pilot ratings, and owns a Cessna 210. He has also been a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association since 1993.

Ryan’s appointment will continue to bridge the strong technical partnership and product development between BendixKing and Honeywell Aerospace. Most recently the company introduced the AeroVue Integrated Flight Deck, the AeroWave 100 in-flight Internet system, and the KGX 150/130 ADS-B Out Transponder as a commitment to provide cost effective, innovative, cutting edge avionics for the light aircraft operator.