Igor Cherepinsky Director, Sikorsky Innovations Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company


Igor Cherepinsky is the director of Sikorsky Innovations, where he runs the group responsible for maturing next-generation technologies including X2 technology™ and active rotor, as well as defining next-generation products. Since joining the company in 1998, Cherepinsky has contributed to the development of several vital components seen on Sikorsky helicopters today, including a Fly-By-Wire program and the Autonomy Mission Manager software suite, along with the S-76 Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA). Cherepinsky led a success pursuit for the Defense Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) Program and most recently was the Director of Autonomy Programs at Sikorsky.