Mitch Trope leads Garmin Aviation’s airborne datalink software team. He is a company expert in product security architecture, design of security features and security risk assessment for Garmin’s integrated flight deck and panel mount systems. He’s been participating in SC-216/WG-72 for 10 years. His team designs, develops and supports certified connectivity products that include Wi-Fi and satcom capability, as well as Garmin’s ACARS and ATN network stacks. He holds a commercial pilot certificate for single and multi-engine airplanes and is an aircraft owner.